Googles Black History Month Doodle celebrates poet, activist Audre …

Audre Lorde

Googles Black History Month Doodle celebrates poet, activist Audre …

Acclaimed Black lesbian poet wrote of her hatred of racial and sexual prejudice.

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Google’s Black History Month Doodle celebrates poet, activist Audre Lorde

Acclaimed Black lesbian poet wrote of her hatred of racial and sexual prejudice.

Feb. 17, 2021 8:00 p.m. PT

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Her 1973 collection From a Land Where Other People Live, which was nominated for a National Book Award, explores anger, loneliness and injustice, as well as her identity as a Black woman, mother and lover.

She was awarded the American Book Award in 1989 and was later honored as the poet laureate of New York State through the Walt Whitman Citation of Merit in 1991.

Lorde was also active in literary and political organizations, including co-founding Kitchen Table: Women of Color Press, which provided support to Black feminist writers, and Sisterhood in Support of Sisters in South Africa, which aided women living under apartheid.

In 1980’s The Cancer Chronicles, Lorde chronicled the early stages of her 14-year battle with cancer, which would take her life in 1992.

In addition to her volumes of poetry, Lorde left a long legacy. Named in her honor the annual Audre Lorde Award honors the work of lesbian poetry. The Audre Lorde Project is an organization for LGBT people of color that focuses on progressive issues in New York City, such as LGBT communities, immigrant activism and prison reform.

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