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Writing AppalachiaAn Anthology$
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Katherine Ledford and Theresa Lloyd

Print publication date: 2020

Print ISBN-13: 9780813178790

Published to Kentucky Scholarship Online: September 2020

DOI: 10.5810/kentucky/9780813178790.001.0001

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bell hooks

bell hooks

1952–

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(p.708) bell hooks
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Writing Appalachia
Author(s):
Katherine Ledford, Theresa Lloyd
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University Press of Kentucky
DOI:10.5810/kentucky/9780813178790.003.0102

Writer, educator, and feminist bell hooks was born Gloria Jean Watkins in Hopkinsville, Kentucky. After initially attending segregated schools, hooks, who is African American, graduated from an integrated high school. She earned a BA from Stanford University, an MA from the University of Wisconsin, Madison, and a PhD from the University of California, Santa Cruz. hooks adopted her pen name from the name of her maternal great-grandmother, Bell Blair Hooks, a woman known for her bold speech....

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