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Bell Hooks

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Birthday
25, 1952
Birthplace
Hopkinsville, KY
DEATH DATE
Dec 15, 2021 (69)
Birth Sign
Libra
Birthday
25, 1952
Birthplace
Hopkinsville, KY
DEATH DATE
Dec 15, 2021 (69)

About

American author, feminist, and social activist whose real name was Gloria Jean Watkins. She wrote "Ain't I a Woman?: Black Women and Feminism". She wrote over 40 published books throughout her long career. 

Before Fame

She studied at Stanford University and then earned her M.A. in English from the University of Wisconsin-Madison.

Trivia

Her writing dealt with race, capitalism, gender, oppression, and class domination. She has written multiple children's books. 

Family Life

She grew up in a working-class family with five sisters and one brother.

Associated With

She and Julie Burchill are both well known feminist authors.