Davis was one of the most radical voices among men and women during the Civil Rights Movement. Davis was once one of the FBI’s Ten Most Wanted Fugitives, and was tried for murder after guns she had purchased were used in a mass murder in Marin, Calif.; she was later found not guilty by an all-white jury. Over the years, Davis has made sure her stance on women’s rights and prison reform is heard, taking her platform from the streets to the schools. She has taught and lectured around the world, and continues to spread the spirit of activism. Davis came out in an OUT magazine interview in 1997.