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us: Lorde, Audre



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    • found: From a land where other people live, 1973: t.p. (Audre Lorde)
    • found: Contemp. lesbian writers of the US, 1993: p. 316 (Audre Lorde, born in New York City, February 18, 1934; master of library science, Columbia University, 1961; married Edwin A. Rollins, 1962; died from cancer on November 17, 1992) p. 317 (poet laureate of New York, 1991)
    • found: De Veaux, A. Warrior poet, 2004: CIP data view (Audre Lorde (1934-1992))
    • found: Info. converted from 678, 20120924 (b. 1934; B.A., M.S.)
    • found: Wikipedia, Oct. 24, 2014 (Audre Lorde (b. Audrey Geraldine Lorde, Feb. 18, 1934, New York, N.Y. - Nov. 17, 1992, Saint Croix) was a Caribbean-American writer, born to Caribbean immigrants, settled in Harlem, a radical feminist, womanist, lesbian, and civil rights activist; master's degree in library science in 1961, from Columbia University; head librarian at Town School Library in New York City; guest professor at the John F. Kennedy Institute of North American Studies at the Free University of Berlin in 1984; Lorde considered herself a "lesbian, mother, warrior, poet", and used poetry to get this message across, her main goal was to empower black people and lesbians and to encourage everyone to be comfortable in their own skin)
    • found: African American National Biography, accessed via The Oxford African American Studies Center online database, July 27, 2014: (Lorde, Audre; Audrey Geraldine Lorde; poet, writer, and activist; born 18 February 1934 in Harlem, New York, New York, United States; received a BA degree from Hunter College (1959); spent a year at the National University of Mexico; returned to New York, immersed herself in the "gay girl" culture of Greenwich Village; continued to develop her craft as a member of the Harlem Writers Guild; MLS degree from Columbia University's School of Library Service (1961); head librarian at Town School Library in New York City (1966-1968); received a National Endowment for the Arts grant and accepted a post at Tougaloo College in Mississippi as poet-in-residence (1968); cofounded Kitchen Table: Women of Color Press (1980); taught courses and literature at Lehman College and John Jay College of Criminal Justice; Thomas Hunter Professor of English at Hunter College; before her death in November 1992 Lorde underwent an African ritual in which she was renamed Gambda Adisa; died 17 November 1992 in Christiansted, St. Croix, Virgin Islands)
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    • 1980-08-01: new
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