June Jordan

(9 July 1936 - 14 June 2002 / United States)

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June Millicent Jordan was a Caribbean-American poet, novelist, journalist, biographer, dramatist, teacher and committed activist. Jordan is regarded as one of the most significant and prolific black, bisexual writers of the 20th century. more »

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  • ''... the victim accommodates to power. The victim doesn't want anymore [sic] trouble.''
    June Jordan (b. 1936), African American poet, essayist, and social critic. On Call, ch. 4 (1985). Written in 1982.
  • If we lived in a democratic state our language would have to hurtle, fly, curse, and sing, in all the common American names, all the undeniable and representative and participating voices of everybody...
    June Jordan (b. 1936), African American poet and social critic. On Call, ch. 4 (1985). Written in 1982, on schools' and other social institutions'...
  • There is a man who exists as one of the most popular objects of leadership, legislation, and quasi-literature in the history of all men.... This man, that object of attention, attack, and vast activit...
    June Jordan (b. 1939), U.S. poet, civil rights activist. repr. In Moving Towards Home: Political Essays (1989). "On Listening: A Good Way to Hear," Na...
  • ''We are the wrong people of the wrong skin in the wrong continent and what in the hell is everybody being reasonable about?''
    June Jordan (b. 1939), U.S. poet, civil rights activist. Passion.
  • In America, you can segregate the people, but the problems will travel. From slavery to equal rights, from state suppression of dissent to crime, drugs and unemployment, I can't think of a supposedly ...
    June Jordan (b. 1939), U.S. poet, civil rights activist. "Problems of Language in a Democratic State," Moving Towards Home: Political Essays (1982, re...
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