From the Archive: Audre Lorde, ‘Race and the Urban Situation’, and ‘Proposal for Faculty Seminar at Hunter on Race’

In CLR 11: Manifestos, with the help of Lost & Found : The CUNY Poetics Document Initiative, we printed two texts by Audre Lorde: ‘Race and the Urban Situation’, and ‘Proposal for Faculty Seminar at Hunter on Race’. We’re now pleased to make these available online.

Learn more about the Lost & Found project at their website. Here you will find unknown archival works from, amongst many others, Toni Cade Bambara, Amiri Baraka, Langston Hughes, Ted Joans, Helene Johnson, and June Jordan.

‘Race and the Urban Situation’ and ‘Proposal for Faculty Seminar at Hunter on Race’ are excerpted from “I Teach Myself in Outline,” Notes, Journals, Syllabi, & An Excerpt from Deotha, edited by Miriam Atkin and Iemanjá Brown (PhD candidates in the English Program at The Graduate Center, CUNY), and appeared as part of Lost & Found, Series VII (Fall, 2017). This project focuses on Lorde’s time as an instructor at CUNY’s John Jay College of Criminal Justice and Hunter College from 1975–1985, with a mix of primarily pedagogical materials that have never been published before.

You can view the full contents of CLR 11 and other material from the issue here.