NYC Honorary Street Names


New York Poet Laureate Audre Lorde Way (Staten Island)
Present name:None
Location:Southeast corner of Victory Boulevard and St. Paul's Avenue
Honoree: Audre Lorde (1934-1992) was an African-American writer, feminist and civil rights activist. From the publication of her first book in 1968, her 17 volumes of poetry, essays and autobiography reflected her hatred of racial and sexual prejudice. A collection of essays, "A Burst of Light," won an American Book Award in 1989 and her 1973 collection, "From a Land Where Other People Live," was nominated for a National Book Award. She was born in Manhattan and graduated from Hunter College and the Colombia University School of Library Science. In the 1980s, Lorde and writer Barbara Smith founded Kitchen Table: Women of Color Press. She also was a founding member of Sisters in Support of Sisters in South Africa, an organization that worked to raise concerns about women under apartheid. (Rose)

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