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Name  Anita Cornwell
Role  Author
Education  Temple University

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Books  The Girls of Summer, Black lesbian in white America

Anita Cornwell (born September 23, 1923) is an American lesbian feminist author. In 1983 she wrote the first collection of essays by an African-American lesbian, Black Lesbian in White America.

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Biography

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Born in Greenwood, South Carolina, Cornwell moved to Pennsylvania at age sixteen, living first in Yeadon with her aunt, then in Philadelphia with her mother, who moved north when Cornwell was eighteen. She graduated from Temple University with a B.S. in journalism and the social sciences in 1948. She worked as a journalist for local newspapers and a clerical worker for government agencies.

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Cornwell has had work published in Feminist Review, Labyrinth, National Leader, Los Angeles Free Press and The Negro Digest, were among the first to identify the author as a black lesbian.

Cornwell was honored by the Annual Lambda Literary Festival which was held in Philadelphia in 2000.

References

Anita Cornwell Wikipedia


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