- NAME: June Jordan
- OCCUPATION: Educator, Civil Rights Activist, Academic Author, Editor, Journalist, Author, Playwright, Poet
- BIRTH DATE: July 09, 1936
- DEATH DATE: June 14, 2002
- Did You Know?: June Jordan's 1977 book of poetry, Things That I Do in the Dark, was edited by famed writer Toni Morrison, who worked as an editor at publisher Random House.
- EDUCATION: Barnard College, University of Chicago, Northfield School for Girls
- PLACE OF BIRTH: Harlem, New York
- PLACE OF DEATH: Berkeley, California
- AKA: June Meyer
- Full Name: June Millicent Jordan
- AKA: June Jordan
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June Jordan was an acclaimed author, activist and teacher known for an array of book-length works featuring poetry, essays and fiction.
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She also established the community program Poetry for the People at UC Berkeley.
Jordan died at the age 65 in Berkeley, California, on June 14, 2002, from breast cancer. The Poetry Foundation has provided a comprehensive list of June Jordan's literary contributions.
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