BORN

February 18, 1934
Harlem, New York

DIED

November 17, 1992

Audre Geraldine Lorde

Poet, Essayist, Novelist, Feminist, Womanist, Librarian, Civil Rights Activist, Self-Described "black, lesbian, mother, warrior, poet"

When we speak we are afraid our words will not be heard or welcomed. But when we are silent, we are still afraid. So it is better to speak.

—Audre Geraldine Lorde

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