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Lucille Clifton-a poet, writer and educator.

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geelovestowrite presents…

 

Nikky Finney

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Finney is an American Poet. She was a professor at the University of Kentucky for 20 years.  In 2011 she won the National Book Award for Head Off & Split.  Finney is an advocate for social justice and her writing reflects the history of oppressing, enslaving and exploiting of Afro-Americans.

Finney is one of the founding members of Affrilachian Poets located in Lexington, Kentucky.  She was been awarded several awards and honors for her work.

Check her out at: http://nikkyfinney.net/

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While at the African American Museum in Washington D.C a certain face stuck out to me, so I decided to do more research. Charles W. Chesnutt, born June 20th, 1848 was an African American author, lawyer, essayist and political activist. He wrote most of his works on racial and social identity in a post-Civil War South. Some of his works include ‘The Conjure Woman’ and ‘The House Behind the Cedars’. I’m happy I was able to learn more on this historical figure.

Read more on Chesnutt at…https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Charles_W._Chesnutt#Legal_and_writing_career

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Harriet Ann Jacobs

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It’s amazing what you stumble into when out exercising.  I ran across a cemetery that is a burial site for infants and young children who died early due to an epidemic of various diseases in the early 1800’s.  While there I discovered the name Harriet Jacobs, an Afro-American writer.  Of course that piqued my interest.  Jacobs born Feb 11, 1813 (died March 7, 1897 (age 84) in Washington, DC) was a author and former slave.  Her autobiography titled, ‘Incidents in the Life of A Slave Girl’ was published in 1861.  The book was the first ever to address the struggle of freedom for female slaves, sexual harassment and abuse among female slaves.

Jacobs had her hand in several pots.  I’m glad I stumbled upon the cemetery.  I learned something new and it feels great to have the opportunity to share it.

Read more on Jacobs at...https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Harriet_Ann_Jacobs.

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geelovestowrite presents…Vinnette Justine Carroll

 

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Carroll was the first Afro-American female playwright/actress to direct a play on Broadway.  In 1972 the musical, ‘Don’t Bother Me, I Can’t Cope hit the stage.  In conjunction with Micki Grant, the playwright, the musical was a success.  The play was nominated for four Tony Awards.  Carroll had many directing credits under her belt.

She moved to Fort Lauderdale, Florida in 1980 where she was the artistic director of the Vinnette Carroll Repertory Company until she passed away in 2002, at age 80.

 

 

 

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Keeping in honor of Memorial Day…geelovestowrite is honored to present one of the best authors to write military novels of our time…Tom Clancy!

Thomas Leo Clancy Jr. (April 12, 1947 – October 1, 2013) was an American novelist best known for his technically detailed espionage and military-science storylines set during and after the Cold War. Seventeen of his novels were bestsellers, and more than 100 million copies of his books are in print.[1] His name was also used on movie scripts written by ghostwriters, nonfiction books on military subjects, and video games.

 

 

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Anne Perry is an English author know for her detective stories. She’s famous for her Thomas Pitt and William Monk series. She was born October 28th, 1938, and has written many books with her titular characters such as Bluegate Fields (1984), Pentecost Alley (1996), Southampton Row (2002) etc.

 

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