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Jewell, Terri Lynn

(born: 1954  -  died: 1995) Terri L. Jewell was born October 4, 1954 in Louisville, KY, and lived in Lansing, MI. She was an African American lesbian, feminist, poet, and writer. Her work appeared in hundreds of publications and she was the editor of The Black Woman's Gumbo Ya-Ya and the author of Our Names Are Many. She attended Michigan State University where the Terri Lynn Jewell Papers (MSS 220) are housed. Terri Lynn Jewell died of a self-inflicted gunshot wound on November 26, 1995 in Berlin, MI. For more information see L. Lynch, "A precious Jewell is lost forever," Lesbian News, Mar96, vol.1 issue 8, p.60; and the online article by C. Gage, "Terri Lynn Jewell, 1954-1995," at the Scribd website.

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