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During three years in Delaware, Hull made connections that would change her life and inevitably link her to the Combahee River Collective. She ended up working on the Feminist Reprints Committee, where she met Florence Howe and Alice Walker. Although she had done her dissertation on Byron and English dramatic poetry, she had become interested in Black women writers and African American literature, particularly the women writers of the Harlem Renaissance. When she went to the annual meeting of the Modern Language Association in New York City in 1974, she met Barbara Smith.
S. Women’s Network against Militarism, and the Institute for Multiracial Justice in San Francisco, organized to bring communities of color together to promote progressive politics. , has taught Literature and Women’s Studies at a variety of institutions, most recently the University of California at Santa Cruz, and has published widely under the name Gloria T. Hull. Her previous books include Color, Sex, and Poetry: Three Women Writers of the Harlem Renaissance; Give Us Each Day: The Diary of Alice Dunbar-Nelson; All the Women Are White, All the Blacks Are Men, but Some of Us Are Brave (co-edited); and Healing Heart: Poems.
It was a time to have parties. It was a time to flirt, for some. It was a time to have these incredible meals. We used to bring literature and things that we had read, articles, we would bring enough copies for everyone. We would have stuff laid out on the table. Now, having been a publisher for 13 years for the only press of women of color in this country, I think how a part of that was bringing Xerox copies because that was all we had then if we wanted to read about ourselves in any fashion or read things that were relevant to us.