June Jordan

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Award-winning author, poet, and social and political activist, June Jordan was born in Harlem, New York, and attended public schools in Brooklyn, graduated from Northfield School for Girls in 1953, and entered Barnard College (1953-1955). Jordan became dedicated to urban development. She worked as a research for the Mobilization for Youth, Inc., on the lower East Side of Manhattan, and collaborated with R. Buckminster Fuller on an architectural re-design of Harlem. With Fuller's support, Jordan received an award for creative writing from the Rockefeller Foundation (1969), as well as a Prix de Rome in Environmental Design (1970). Working as a freelance writer to supplement her income, she produced both fiction and nonfiction, and read her poetry at paid engagements. At the same time, Jordan embarked on her pedagogical career, working as a lecturer and adjunct faculty member at several institutions. By the early 1970s Jordan concentrated her efforts more fully on writing and teaching, using her talents to address issues of discrimination based on race and gender, as well other politically controversial issues. She accepted a tenured position at SUNY Stony Brook (1978-1989) where she also served as director of the Poetry Center and the Creative Writing Program. In 1988 she accepted a joint appointment as Professor of African American Studies and Women's Studies at the University of California, Berkeley (UCB).

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Arthur and Elizabeth Schlesinger Library on the History of Women in America, Radcliffe Institute for Advanced Study. June Jordan. SL Sites: Archived Websites from Schlesinger Library Collections. http://nrs.harvard.edu/urn-3:RAD.SCHL.WAX:4741041. (accessed September 23, 2017).

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Arthur and Elizabeth Schlesinger Library on the History of Women in America, Radcliffe Institute for Advanced Study. "June Jordan." n.d.. Harvard University Library Web Archive Collection Service. 23 September 2017 . <http://nrs.harvard.edu/urn-3:RAD.SCHL.WAX:4741041>.