By the 1980s, Audre Lorde was working full-time as a writer.
The late 1960s and early 1970s saw campus activism around the United States, for social change and against the Vietnam War.
Palante was a self-published newspaper in which the various branches of the Young Lords Party highlighted important issues in their communities.
Although City College, where Audre Lorde taught, was in the predominantly Black and Latinx community of Harlem, there were very few Black or Latinx students who attended.
Camp Jened was a private camp, and it charged campers’ families for attendance.
For Camp Jened to be accessible to disabled children and adults, staff and counselors had to work well with campers.
The document above comes from a publication printed by the NAACP’s New York City Youth Council called The Challenge.