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Lorene Cary  

Highly respected African-American author, educator, and social activist who – for over 25 years – has worked to deliver stories that the world needs to hear: from autobiographical to historical to fictional.

Writes about affecting issues: race, the lives of women, education, growing up In 1998 Cary founded Art Sanctuary, an organization that uses the power of black art to transform individuals and unite groups of people. Collaborated with the National Park Service on the new video installation, “President’s House: Freedom and Slavery in the Making of a New Nation” (Independence Mall in Philadelphia). Her debut work, Black Ice, has been called “a journey into selfhood that resonates with sober reflection, intelligent passion, and joyous love.” Her new book, If Sons, then Heir, written with intimacy and compassion about the power of family secrets, the hard legacy of lynching and segregation, and the resilience of the human spirit .

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Black Ice
1992

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