Civil Wars

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Beacon Press, 1981 - Social Science - 188 pages
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Essays, letters, and speeches consider Black feminism, education, and the nature of poetry, as well as the problems of ghetto school systems, police violence, and racial riots

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User Review  - Alisa - Goodreads

June Jordan wrote these essays about events that took place 40 or 50 years ago; she could have been writing about yesterday. The essays speak of an imperialist war, the crisis in education for low ... Read full review

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Jordan seamlessly blends memoir, journalism and cultural criticism in this series of essays. Read full review


Testimony 1964
Letter to Michael 1964
Letter to R Buckminster Fuller 1964

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June Jordan (1936-2002) was a poet, essayist, journalist, dramatist, activist, and educator known for challenging oppression through her inspirational words and actions. She was the founder of Poetry for the People at the University of California, Berkeley, where she taught for many years. The author of over twenty books, including the young adult novel HIS OWN WHERE, her poetry is collected in DIRECTED BY DESIRE; her selected essays in Some of Us Did Not Die.

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