Spelman College to Create an Endowed Chair in Queer Studies to Honor Poet Audre Lourde


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Spelman College, the highly rated liberal arts educational institution for Black women in Atlanta, has announced the creation of a chair in Queer Studies backed by a matching gift from philanthropist Jon Stryker of up to $2 million. This first-ever chair of its kind housed at a historically Black college or university will be named after celebrated poet and civil rights activist Audre Lorde. The endowed professorship will be attached to the comparative women’s studies program housed at Spelman’s Women’s Research and Resource Center. The daughter of Caribbean immigrants, Lorde...