Photo of the Day: Audre Lorde, Lucille Clifton, Alice Walker & June Jordan

Check out this image of June Jordan, Alice Walker, Lucille Clifton, and Audre Lorde  together at the 1979 Phyllis Wheatley Poetry Festival:

 Audre Lorde, Lucille Clifton, Alice Walker and June Jordan

Let us celebrate. 

If there is anyone out there in the interwebs who knows the backstory and the name of the photographer who captured this iconic image of these poets–who are so crucial to the legacy of womanism and black feminism–I’d love to hear it.

(H/t Peak Blackness)

sm-bio Syreeta McFadden is writer and photographer in Brooklyn.

SYREETA MCFADDEN is a Brooklyn based writer, photographer and adjunct professor of English. Her writing has appeared in the New York Times, The Guardian, BuzzFeed, The Huffington Post, Religion Dispatches and Storyscape Journal. She is the managing editor of the online literary magazine, Union Station, and a co-curator of Poets in Unexpected Places. You can follow her on Twitter @reetamac.

Syreeta McFadden is a contributing opinion writer for The Guardian US and an editor of Union Station Magazine.

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