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Happy Birthday Audre Lorde! Audre Lorde would have been 77 this week, and hers is a voice that we would so benefit from hearing these days. .... Link to the OutHistory Blog for reflections.


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In a story headed “Schomburg Center in Harlem Acquires Maya Angelou Archive”, the New York Times reports:

Ms. Angelou said that transparency about her life and work connected her to a long African-American tradition of preserving and retelling personal history.

“Hold those things that tell your history and protect them,” she said. “During slavery, who was able to read or write or keep anything? The ability to have somebody to tell your story to is so important. It says: ‘I was here. I may be sold tomorrow. But you know I was here.’ ”(Felicia R. Lee, “Schomburg Center in Harlem Acquires Maya Angelou Archive,” October 26, 2010. Accessed October 27, 2010.) Content Providers

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