Celebrating the Life and Times of Gloria Jean Watkins aka bell hooks

How an author/feminist signed her name in lowercase and why

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This extraordinary lady, Bell Hooks, a name honoring her great-grandmother, Bell Blair Hooks, whose biological name was Jean Watkins was a scholar, feminist, nurturing author, teacher, speaker, and leader that touched minds in a special way and like none other. Her voice and words turned…




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