Audre Lorde

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Lorde in 1980

Audre Lorde (February 18, 1934 – November 17, 1992) was an American writer, feminist, womanist, and civil rights activist. She was born in New York City.

Lorde was born almost blind and was tongue tied. At the age of four, Lorde learned how to read and talk.[1] Lorde went to Catholic grammar schools. She went to Hunter College and Columbia University. She would say that “lesbian” and “black” didn’t really define her. She didn’t like being put in those categories.[2] She was a lesbian.[3] She was famous for her strong poems about racism and love.

Lorde died on November 17, 1992 in Saint Croix, U.S. Virgin Islands from liver cancer, aged 58.[4]

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  1. "Audre Lorde's Life and Career". www.english.illinois.edu.
  2. Foundation, Poetry (14 February 2019). "Audre Lorde". Poetry Foundation.
  3. "Audre Lorde's Life and Career". Retrieved 29 November 2014.
  4. McDonald, Dionn. "Audre Lorde. Big Lives: Profiles of LGBT African Americans". OutHistory. Retrieved 2017 January. Check date values in: |accessdate= (help)

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