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Lucille Clifton-a poet, writer and educator.

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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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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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I must admit I had no idea who Ida B Wells was until I saw her picture on an episode of Queen Sugar. The character, Nova Bordelon, played by actress Rutina Wesley, kept pinning sticky notes to a board with a picture of Wells.  It piqued my interest so of course I had to investigate and boy I’m glad  I did.  I learned about an writing icon.  geelovestowrite presents….

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IDA B. WELLS

There is so much to say about Ida B. Wells that I don’t know where to begin.  She was know for your activism.  She was one of the founders of the National Association for the Advancement of Colored People (NAACP).  She was titled one of the most famous Afro-Americans during a time when it wasn’t safe or smart for blacks to have a voice.  Wells was an investigative journalist and an educator.

Wells established many women organizations and wasn’t afraid to use her voice.  She spoke abroad and wrote several controversy articles.  She is most know for her pamphlet titled “Southern Horrors: Lynch Law in All Its Phases” (which was rewritten and published as editorials in several newspapers).

Wells represents a strong women of faith that stood behind her cause.  Even with the threats and destruction of her property she stood firm and never gave up.

This small piece on Well is no where near a reflection of all the effects she had on the Afro-American community and the world during a time when being a minority or a women was acceptable.  Find out more about Ida B. Wells at https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ida_B._Wells .

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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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geelovestowrite welcomes…

ZADIE SMITH…

(born 25 October 1975) is a contemporary British novelist, essayist, and short-story writer. Her debut novel, White Teeth (2000), immediately became a best-seller and won a number of awards. Her most recent book is Feel Free (2018). She has been a tenured professor in the Creative Writing faculty of New York University since September 2010.  You can find Zadie Smith at http://www.zadiesmith.com/

 

Source: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Zadie_Smith