Trailblazing feminist author, critic and activist bell hooks has died at 69

Posted on AllSides December 15th, 2021
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The prolific and trailblazing author, poet, feminist, cultural critic, and professor bell hooks died Wednesday at age 69. Her death was first announced by her niece, Ebony Motley, who said that she had died at home surrounded by family and friends. No cause of death was reported, but Berea College in Kentucky, where hooks had taught since 2004, said in a press release that she had suffered from an extended illness.

hooks, who preferred to spell her name with no capital letters as a way of de-emphasizing her individual identity, was born Gloria Jean...

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