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|Born||Audrey Geraldine Lorde
February 18, 1934
New York City, US
|Died||November 17, 1992
Saint Croix, U.S. Virgin Islands
|Occupation||Poet, writer, activist, essayist, librarian|
|Education||Columbia University, Hunter College High School, Hunter College, National University of Mexico|
|Literary movement||Civil rights|
|Notable works||The First Cities, Zami: A New Spelling of My Name, The Cancer Journals|
Audre Lorde (February 18, 1934 – November 17, 1992) was an American writer, feminist, womanist, and civil rights activist. She was born in New York City.
Lorde was born almost blind and was tongue tied. At the age of four, Lorde learned how to read and talk. Lorde went to Catholic grammar schools. She went to Hunter College and Columbia University. Although Lorde was a lesbian, she said that “lesbian” and “black” didn’t really define her. She didn’t like being put in those categories. She was famous for her strong poems about racism and love.
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