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Happy Birthday June Jordan!

" Poet of the People"

Poet, author, playwright and founder of “Poetry for the People”; June Jordan left behind a large body of work. She is remembered for her unerring dedication to human rights and political activism, while her powerful poetry and astute observations on race, sexuality and global injustice uplifts and informs, in equal measure.

A Place of Rage by Pratibha Parmar

Documentary

1991

Jordan and others discuss the Civil Rights movement and impact of African American women activists. Also contains an exclusive performance of 'Poem About My Rights'.

Trailer