NYC Honorary Street Names


New York Poet Laureate Audre Lorde Way (Staten Island)
Present name:None
Location:Southwest corner of Victory Boulevard and St. Paulís Avenue
Honoree: Audre Lorde (1934-1992) was an African-American writer, feminist and civil rights activist. Her 17 volumes of poetry, essays and autobiography reflected her hatred of racial and sexual prejudice. Born in Manhattan, she graduated from Hunter College and the Columbia University School of Library Science. In the 1980ís, Lorde and writer Barbara Smith founded Kitchen Table: Women of Color Press. She also was a founder of Sisters in Support of Sisters in South Africa, an organization that advocated for women under apartheid. (Rose)

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