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Returning to her Rural Roots: bell hooks

On a Friday morning late last spring, bell hooks was sitting comfortably on a couch perfectly situated in a spacious single-family home that Berea College purchased and had since converted into an ... read more

We need more black and brown teachers but not for the reasons you think

For students of color to matriculate successfully through college to return and teach means that schooling ... The scholar formerly known as Jean Watkins spells her pen name, bell hooks, without ... read more

Hurray For The Riff Raff Goes To The City

"It feels like a homecoming," Segarra tells me, warming her hands on a coffee cup. The Hurray for the Riff Raff musician makes confident eye ... "I am asking you to, as bell hooks says, FALL IN LOVE ... read more

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Confronting Urban Design’s Diversity Crisis With a Return to Black Places

But the church services and the cemetery see a lot of visitors with deep roots in Pleasant ... The black feminist theorist bell hooks affirms the need for African-Americans to determine and transform ... read more

Zen and the art of social movement maintenance

This was the basic question she kept returning to in Oakland ... would be sanctuaries from what bell hooks calls “imperialist white supremacist capitalist heteropatriarchy.” As hooks has noted, based ... read more

What you are getting wrong about Appalachia

Zora Neale Hurston lamented in her 1942 autobiography that few readers understood her happy memories of her rural Alabama upbringing ... Appalachia has Catte and Cross-Smith. We also have bell hooks, ... read more

Issues of Intimacy, Distance, and Disavowal in Writing About Deana Lawson’s Work

In a 1995 conversation with bell hooks Weems detailed the ... locales in West Africa that explored her ancestral roots as well as routes of migration from Africa to the Americas. More than a romantic ... read more

Inside the diaries of polygamous wives: Life as an early Mormon woman

In the 1850s and 1860s, Ogden was a “rural ... her story from her viewpoint, and that’s why scholars read autobiographies and diaries as “literary texts” rather than as “documentary histories.” ... read more

This College For Adult Learners Is A Refuge, Not Just A Career Boost

Back in 1972, Maxine Mimms, a professor at The Evergreen State College, created a new kind of college at her kitchen table ... and reading authors like bell hooks has changed his life. He wants to ... read more

Documentary ‘hillbilly’ challenges media cliches

In the documentary, “hillbilly,” co-director Ashley York, who grew up in rural Kentucky, uses her family and other members of the ... but not in the way they are often portrayed. Author bell hooks, ... read more

An Artist’s Powerful Letter on Post-Hurricane Puerto Rico

She explores these themes through her ... Puerto Rico, and it is published below Hernández’s letter. In the aftermath of Hurricane Maria, my flight out of Puerto Rico was canceled. As a result, I ... read more

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