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Women’s History Month: Audre Lorde

by Benjamin Ohene

Audre Lorde (1934 – 1992) was a feminist author and civil rights activist who used her writing to address injustices of classism, homophobia, racism and sexism.

Some of her most memorable tiles include “Sister Outsider,” “Your Silence Will Not Protect You,” and “Zami: A Spelling of My Name.”

Lorde was inducted into Chicago’s Legacy Walk, the only outdoor LGBT museum in the world, in 2014.