Audre Lorde (1934-1992) American writer, feminist and civil rights activist.
The child of an African American soldier and a white German woman, author Ika Hügel-Marshall took inspiration from her friend and mentor Audre Lorde. Hügel-Marshall read selections from her autobiography Invisible Woman; Growing Up Black in Germany during a program devoted to exploring Lorde’s cultural legacy held October 3 and 4, 2012 at Block Cinema and the Block Museum.
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Audre Lorde’s Cultural Legacy was sponsored by the Northwestern Departments of African American Studies, of English, of German, and of History; the Comparative Literary, the American, and the Latino and Latina Studies Programs; the Alice Kaplan Institute for the Humanities, the Graduate School, Poetry and Poetics Colloquium, School of Communication, and Weinberg College of Arts and Sciences. Support provided by the Goethe-Institut, Chicago.