Posted on 12/15/2021 at 01:34 PM by Sadye Scott-Hainchek

Author, educator, and activist bell hooks has died.

Her family confirmed her death today at age sixty-nine in a statement, which invited memorial donations to a children’s literacy organization as well as a local historic museum.

hooks came to fame in the 1980s with Ain’t I A Woman: Black Women and Feminism; her other well-known works include Feminist Theory: From Margin to Center and All About Love: New Visions.

She was also celebrated for her poetry, including And There We Wept — her first published book — and Appalachian Elegy: Poetry and Place.

Much of hooks' work focused on the intersection of race, gender, class, sexuality, and geographic place.

The Associated Press and NPR have obituaries up online.

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