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 Talking Back of Miss Valentine Jones...
- Poem About Process And Progress
- Jim Crow: The Sequel
- For Alice Walker (a summertime tanka)
- Letter To The Local Police
- A Poem AAbout Intelligence For My Brothe...
- It’s Hard To Keep A Clean Shirt Clean
- In Memoriam: Martin Luther King, Jr.
- Poem Against the Temptations of Ambivale...
- Poem for South African Women
- Poem For My Love
- A Song For Soweto
- 1977: Poem For Mrs. Fannie Lou Hamer
- Problems Of Translation: Problems Of Lan...
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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'...
''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.
I am a feminist, and what that means to me is much the same as the meaning of the fact that I am Black: it means that I must undertake to love myself and to respect myself as though my very life depen...June Jordan (b. 1939), U.S. poet, civil rights activist. Address, 1978, to the Black Writers' Conference, Howard University. "Where Is the Love?" Movi...
In America, the traditional routes to black identity have hardly been normal. Suicide (disappearance by imitation, or willed extinction), violence (hysterical religiosity, crime, armed revolt), and ex...June Jordan (b. 1939), U.S. poet, civil rights activist. repr. In Moving Towards Home: Political Essays (1989). Black Studies: Bringing Back the Perso...
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