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 Her work includes 40 books, many of which focus on topics of feminism and race. Acclaimed author and activist Bell hooks died on Wednesday. She was 69 Hulks. His real name was Gloria. Jean Watkins was born on September 25th. 1950 to, in Hopkinsville, Kentucky, her first published work, a book of poems titled and there we wept, was released in 1978. She

 Dawn to publish her first book ain’t IA woman black women and feminism. In 1981 Berea College in Kentucky, where hooks worked as a professor, said she died following an undisclosed illness. Bell came into the life of many marines in 2004 to help the college get closer to its outstanding commitments. The fifth-grade commitment focused on the kinship of all people and interracial education—the sixth, outstanding commitment dedicated to gender equality.

 The eighth outstanding commitment centered on service to Appalachia. The school wrote in a statement. In 2017 Bell dedicated her papers to Berea College, ensuring that future generations of Marines will know her work. And the impact she had on the intersections of race, gender, and Place class. Cooks wrote Under the pen name Bell hooks after her great-grandmother Bell Blair hooks. Her work includes 40 books, many of which focus on topics of feminism and race.

 She won several Awards, including the writer’s award from the Lila Wallace Reader’s Digest fund. According to the Potala Foundation, she was named one of our nation’s leading public intellectuals by the Atlantic Monthly. According to the Kentucky writers Hall of Fame, where she was inducted. 2018, hooks began writing poetry L at age. But then, as a young person, she developed a strong voice Against Racism and sexism, which later filtered into her dozens of books and essays.

 Intersections of race, gender class, and systems of Oppression and power hooks began her groundbreaking book on black. Feminism isn’t IA Woman as a student at Stanford University, where she graduated in 1973, earned a master’s degree in English from the University of Wisconsin-Madison, and later earned a doctorate in literature at the University of California Santa Cruz.

 Her doctoral dissertation was on the author Toni Morrison. After teaching at UC Santa Cruz, hooks taught African-American studies at Yale in 1988. After that, they went to Oberlin College, where she taught women’s studies before settling at Berea College in Kentucky. She also taught at City College of New York throughout her career, and her books introduced many to feminist thought, especially forms of feminism. That was more inclusive of the lives and concerns of black.

 Women and women of color but some of her most influential writing was about love, particularly in a series of books published in the early 2000s. I want my work to be about healing. She said in 2018, according to the Lexington Herald-Leader, I am a fortunate writer because every day of my life, I get a letter or a phone call from someone who tells me how my work has transformed their life. This is a developing story check back for updates.