June Jordan

June Jordan (1936–2002)—an award-winning writer and social and political activist—was an influential voice of liberation in the civil rights, feminist, antiwar, and gay and lesbian rights movements. Jordan published more than 25 works of poetry, fiction, and nonfiction, and she was also a playwright, librettist, and lyricist. Her journalism appeared in magazines and newspapers around the world, and she contributed a regular column to the monthly left-wing magazine The Progressive.