Videotape collection of June Jordan [videorecording]. 1976-2002 (inclusive).
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Ginsberg, Allen, 1926-1997
Irwin Allen Ginsberg was born on June 3, 1926 in Newark, New Jersey to Louis and Naomi (Levy) Ginsberg. American poet, author, lecturer, and teacher who was one of the core members of the Beat Generation of American author's in the 1950's and early 1960's along with Jack Kerouac, William S. Burroughs, and Neal Cassady. He died of complications of liver cancer on April 6, 1997. From the description of Allen Ginsberg papers, 1937-1994. (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 462019390 ...
Pilpel, Harriet F. (Harriet Fleischl), 1911-1991
>Harriet Fleischl Pilpel (December 2, 1911 – April 23, 1991) was an American attorney and women's rights activist. She wrote and lectured extensively regarding the freedom of speech, freedom of the press, and reproductive freedom. Pilpel served as general counsel for both the American Civil Liberties Union and Planned Parenthood. During her career, she participated in 27 cases that came before the United States Supreme Court. Pilpel was involved in the birth control movement and the pro-choice m...
Harjo, Joy, 1951-
Joy Harjo (born Joy Foster, on May 9, 1951, Tulsa, Oklahoma) is a poet, musician, and author. She is a member of the Muscogee Nation. She studied at the Institute of American Indian Arts, completed her undergraduate degree at University of New Mexico in 1976, and earned an M.F.A. at the University of Iowa in its Creative Writing Program. In 2019, Harjo was named the United States Poet Laureate. She is the first Native American to be so appointed. She is also the second United States Poet Laur...
Jackson, Jesse, 1941-
The Reverend Jesse Louis Jackson, Sr., founder and president of the Rainbow PUSH Coalition, is one of America’s foremost civil rights, religious and political figures. Over the past forty years, he has played a pivotal role in virtually every movement for empowerment, peace, civil rights, gender equality, and economic and social justice. On August 9, 2000, President Bill Clinton awarded Reverend Jackson the Presidential Medal of Freedom, the nation’s highest civilian honor. Reverend Jackson h...
Miles, Sara, 1952-
Jordan, June, 1936-2002
June Jordan was born in Harlem, New York on July 9, 1936. Jordan fostered a love of literature and writing poetry as a child. She attended Barnard College and University of Chicago. June Jordan married in 1955 and had one child. A poet, novelist, essayist, editor and children's author, Jordan published her first poetry collection, Who Look at Me, in 1969. Jordan was a visiting scholar/poet at many institutions, including MacAlester College, City College of the City University of New York, Univer...
Wheatley, Phillis, c. 1753-1784
Phillis Wheatley (c. 1753-1784), first Black woman poet in America, was brought as an African slave in about 1761 to Boston, Mass., where she was purchased by John Wheatley. Educated in the Wheatley household, first by Wheatley's wife Susannah and later by his daughter Mary, Phillis Wheatley began writing poems in her early teens. It was through her published poetry that she became a member of Boston's literati and travelled briefly to England, returning in 1773 during Mrs. Wheatley's final illn...
McAliskey, Bernadette Devlin, 1947-....
Irish political activist. From the description of Papers, 1969-1970. (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 155470205 ...
Rich, Adrienne, 1929-2012
Adrienne Cecile Rich, poet, author, feminist, and teacher, was born in Baltimore, Maryland, on May 16, 1929, the daughter of Helen (Jones) and Arnold Rice Rich. She attended the Roland Park Country School in Baltimore, Md. (1938-47). A 1951 graduate of Radcliffe College, in that year she won the Yale Younger Poets Award with the publication of her first book, A Change of World . Following her studies at Oxford University (winter 1952-53), she traveled through Europe. The following de...
Chin, Marilyn, 1955-
Marilyn Chin (b. 1955, Hong Kong) is a poet, writer, and college professor. Her poetry focuses on social issues, especially those related to Asian American feminism and bi-cultural identity. Chin is professor emerita at San Diego State University....
Williams, Cecil, 1929-
Cecil Williams (b. Sept. 22, 1929, San Angelo, TX) is a pastor, community leader, and author....
Baraka, Amiri, 1934-2014
Amiri Baraka was born LeRoi Jones in Newark, New Jersey, in 1934. He was educated at Rutgers and Howard Universities, graduating from the latter at the age of 19. In 1958 he founded the influential poetry magazine Yugen, which ran until 1962. His writings, including fiction, essays, and poetry, appeared in such publications as The nation, Evergreen review, Downbeat, and The floating bear. From the description of Imamu Amiri Baraka papers, 1958-1982. (University of California, Berkele...
Kalu, Uchechi, 1978-
Mroue, Haas H.
Thulani Davis (1948-) is an African American journalist, poet, playwright, and novelist. She graduated from Barnard College, and attended graduate school at the University of Pennsylvania and Columbia University. In addition to articles in periodicals such as the VILLAGE VOICE, NATION, NEW YORK TIMES, and WASHINGTON REVIEW, she has published several anthologies of her poems, a play, the libretto for an opera, and several novels, including 1959 and the MAKER OF SAINTS. From the descri...
Adams, J. G.
"Dr. Atomic" is an opera written and composed by American John Adams, and directed by Peter Sellars. The performance premiered October 1, 2005 at the San Francisco Opera. Based on Richard Rhodes' book "The Making of the Atomic Bomb," Adams' work focuses on physicist J. Robert Oppenheimer and the project he led to create, and detonate, the first atomic bomb. The opera takes place during the five days leading up to the explosion at the Trinity Site. From the description of Dr. Atomic: ...
Knight, Brenda, 1958-....
Glide Memorial United Methodist Church (San Francisco, Calif.)
Wong, Ling Chi.
Espada, Martín, 1957-
Espada was born in 1957 in Brooklyn, New York. He received his B.A. degree in history from the University of Wisconsin (1981) and a J.D. degree from Northeastern University School of Law (1985). He is currently Professor of English at the University of Massachusetts, Amherst, where he teaches courses in Latino poetry, creative writing, multiculturalism and literature in translation. Espada has written extensively in English on the plight of Hispanics in the United States and is an outspoken advo...
Morrison, Toni, 1931-2019
Chloe Anthony Wofford Morrison (born Chloe Ardelia Wofford; February 18, 1931 – August 5, 2019), known as Toni Morrison, was an American novelist, essayist, book editor, and college professor. Her first novel, The Bluest Eye, was published in 1970. The critically acclaimed Song of Solomon (1977) brought her national attention and won the National Book Critics Circle Award. In 1988, Morrison won the Pulitzer Prize for Beloved (1987); she gained worldwide recognition when she was awarded the Nobel...
Reagon, Bernice Johnson, 1942-
Born on October 4, 1942, Bernice Johnson Reagon grew up in Albany, Georgia, where she became involved in the civil rights movement. As a student at Albany State College in 1961, Reagon was arrested for participating in a SNCC demonstration. She spent the night in jail singing songs and after her arrest joined the SNCC Freedom Singers to use music as a tool for civic action. Reagon earned her B.A. in history from Spelman College in 1970. In 1973, she founded Sweet Honey in the Rock, an award-winn...
Playwright and author Ntozake Shange was born Paulette L. Williams on October 18, 1948 in Trenton, New Jersey to Paul T. Williams, an air force surgeon, and Eloise Williams, an educator and psychiatric social worker. Her family regularly hosted artists like Dizzy Gillespie, Paul Robeson, and W.E.B. DuBois at their home. Shange graduated cum laude with her B.S. degree in American Studies from Barnard College in New York City in 1970. While pursuing her M.A. degree in American Studies from the Uni...
Divakaruni, Chitra Banerjee, 1956-....