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June Jordan
(1936-2002) born on
Jul 09
US writer, poet, journalist. Her books for children include "Dry Victories," 1972 and "His Own Where," 1971.
         
   
F
In the name of motherhood and fatherhood and education and good manners, we threaten and suffocate and bind and ensnare and bribe and trick children into wholesale emulation of our ways.

R
Body and soul, Black America reveals the extreme questions of contemporary life, questions of freedom and identity: How can I be who I am?
A
Americans have begun to understand that trouble does not start somewhere on the other side of town. It seems to originate inside the absolute middle of the homemade cherry pie.
N
As a poet and writer, I deeply love and I deeply hate words. I love the infinite evidence and change and requirements and possibilities of language.
K
As I am a poet I express what I believe, and I fight against whatever I oppose, in poetry.
 
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Published Sources for the above Quotations:
F: "Old Stories: New Lives," keynote address, 1978, to Child Welfare League of America; in "Moving Towards Home: Political Essays," 1989.
R: "Black Studies: Bringing Back The Person," in Evergreen Review, Oct 1969.
A: "Moving Towards Home: Political Essays," "Problems of Language in a Democratic State," 1989.
N: "Moving towards Home: Political Essays," "White English/Black English: The Politics of Translation," 1989.
K: In "Words of Women Quotations for Success," by Power Dynamics Publishing, 1997.
   


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