Monday, September 25, 2017

Birth Dates of Notable Kentuckians: September 25, 1953 - bell hooks

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From - The Notable Kentucky African Americans Database -
She was born Gloria Jean Watkins in Hopkinsville, KY, the daughter of Rosa Bell and Veodis Watkins, but goes by the name bell hooks, which she prefers to spell without capitalization. hooks is a professor, feminist, cultural critic, poet, and author of more than 30 books, including Ain't I a Woman, Breaking Bread, and four children's books that include Happy to be Nappy and Be Boy Buzz. She is considered one of the foremost African American intellectuals. hooks is a graduate of Crispus Attucks High School in Hopkinsville, Stanford University (B.A.), the University of Wisconsin at Madison (M.A.), and the University of Santa Cruz (Ph.D.). After almost 30 years of teaching in California, Connecticut, New York, and Ohio, in 2004 she returned to Kentucky to join the faculty at Berea College as a Distinguished Professor in Residence. For more see Feminist Writers, ed. by P. Kester-Shelton; The African American Almanac, 8th & 9th ed.; Current Biography: World Authors 1900-1995 (updated 1999) [available via Biography Reference Bank]; and bell hooks, feminist scholar, on Connections with Renee Shaw, video #416 [available online].

Subjects: Activists, Civil Rights, Authors, Education and Educators, Migration North, Migration West, Poets, Children's Books and Music

Geographic Region: Hopkinsville, Christian County, Kentucky / California / Connecticut / New York / Ohio / Berea, Madison County, Kentucky

Selected Sources from UK Libraries:

Jhally, Hooks, Bell, Patierno, Hirshorn, Gabriel, Jhally, Sut, Patierno, Mary, Hirshorn, Harriet, Gabriel, Peter, University of Westminster, and Media Education Foundation. Bell Hooks Cultural Criticism & Transformation. Northampton, MA: Media Education Foundation, 2002.
AV-D6822, Young Media Library

Hooks, Bell, West, and West, Cornel. Breaking Bread : Insurgent Black Intellectual Life. Boston, MA: South End, 1991. Print.
E185.86 .H735 1991, Young Library - 4th Floor

Hooks, Bell, Raschka, and Raschka, Christopher. Be Boy Buzz. 1st ed. New York: Hyperion for Children, 2002. Print.
JE HOO , Education Library - Children's New Book Shelf

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