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Bard Replaced by Lesbian Activist

December 17, 2016

Students at Penn have taken down a portrait of William Shakespeare and replaced it with a portrait of Audre Lorde. According to the Poetry Foundation, Lorde characterizes herself as a “black, lesbian, mother, warrior, poet,” who has devoted her life “and her creative talent to confronting and addressing the injustices of racism, sexism, and homophobia.” Her work was denounced as obscene by Senator Jesse Helm. Read the report at The Daily Pennsylvanian.

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