27 october 1968 & remembering ntozake shange
#OTD-ish 27 October 1968 Remembering Ntozake Shange who passed away on Saturday 27 October 2018 in Bowie, MD.
Ntozake Shange turned 20 on 18 October 1968. Then she was Paulette Williams and a student at Barnard College, a historically white women’s college. She credits her tenure at Barnard with her decisive turn toward activism and the arts.
Shange donated her papers to the Barnard Archives and Special Collections.
Photo source: Courtesy Barnard Archives & Special Collections. 1970 yearbook.
Your comments are welcome below. Do you, family members or neighbors remember seeing Ntozake Shange in 1968 or after? Do remember seeing her in DC? If so, where did you see her? Which of her writings are your favorite? Why? You may comment privately here.