Cheryl Clarke

“For a woman to be a lesbian in a male-supremacist, capitalist, misogynist, racist, homophobic, imperialist culture, such as that of North America, is an act of resistance.”

  • Born: May 16th, 1947, Washington D.C.
  • Spouse: Barbara Balliet
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  • Occupation: Poet, essayist, educator, activist
  • Known For: Cheryl Clark is known for her poems, essays, and literary criticisms that advocate for LGBTQ+ rights.

Cheryl Clark is an American poet and activist who is best known for her poems, essays, and literary criticisms that advocate for LGBTQ+ rights. Having experienced the horrors of Jim Crow laws firsthand, she became a civil rights activist at a very young age.

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