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bell hooks
(1952-____) born on
Sep 25
US educator, feminist theorist, poet. Born Gloria Watkins, she assumed her great-grandmother's name; became professor of English and Women's Studies at Oberlin.
         
   
F
. . . no Black woman can become an intellectual without decolonizing her mind.

R
She wants to express herself -- to speak her mind. To them it is just talking back.
A
It is poetry that changes everything.
N
[O]ne of the most vital ways we sustain ourselves is by building communities of resistance, places where we know we are not alone.
K
. . .there is an element of Play that is almost ritualistic in Black folk life. It serves to mediate the tensions, stress, and pain of constant exploitation and oppression.
 
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Published Sources for the above Quotations:
F: In "The Black Woman's Gumbo Ya-Ya," by Terri L. Jewell, 1993.
R: "Black Is a Woman's Color," 1989.
A: "Black Is a Woman's Color," 1989.
N: "Breaking Bread," 1991.
K: In "The Black Woman's Gumbo Ya-Ya," by Terri L. Jewell, 1993.
   


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