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Jackson Reflects on Bell Hooks' Legacy in Washington Post

December 19, 2021

The Washington Post

Jenn M. Jackson

Jenn M. Jackson


bell hooks, a trailblazing author, poet, feminist, cultural critic and professor, died on Dec. 17, at the age of 69. Her influence, many have said, was most profound for Black women. When Jenn Jackson, assistant professor of political science, reflects on hooks’ legacy, they think of the wisdom, experience and love that infused hooks’ work. “Her writing was representative of the personal being political,” says Jackson “I genuinely believe there’s a whole generation of Black feminists who only exist because of bell hooks.” Read more in the Washington Post's The Lily article, "Black women share what bell hooks taught them about feminism.


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