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Feminist Scholar bell hooks Dies at 69

Dec. 15, 2021

The feminist creator and scholar bell hooks, whose best-known e-book was "Ain’t I a Lady? Black Ladies and Feminism," has died at age 69.

Her sister, Gwenda Motley, mentioned the reason for dying was end-stage renal failure, The Washington Post reported. Hooks died at her dwelling in Berea, KY, the place she had served as Distinguished Professor in Residence in Appalachian Research at Berea School.

In addition to “Ain’t I a Lady?” hooks wrote greater than 30 books. Her writings broadened the feminist motion, which was typically thought-about just for white middle-class and upper-class ladies, in accordance with The Put up’s article. In 2020, Time journal included her in its “100 Ladies of the 12 months,” calling her a “uncommon rock star of a public mental.”

Different notable books by hooks had been “The Will to Change: Males, Masculinity, and Love;” “Communion: The Feminine Seek for Love;” and “Feminism Is For All people.”

Berea School, in a statement about her dying, mentioned hooks was born Gloria Jean Watkins in Hopkinsville, KY, and adopted the lower case pen name bell hooks “primarily based on the names of her mom and grandmother, to emphasise the significance of the substance of her writing versus who she is.”

Hooks earned her bachelor’s diploma from Stanford College, her grasp’s on the College of Wisconsin, and her doctorate from the College of California at Santa Cruz. She taught at Stanford, Yale, the Metropolis School of New York, and different faculties and universities earlier than going to Berea in 2004.

She devoted her papers to Berea School in 2017, “making certain that future generations of Bereans will know her work and the impression she had on the intersections of race, gender, place, class and sexuality. The next 12 months, she was inducted into the Kentucky Writers Corridor of Fame,” Berea mentioned.

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