Gloria House was a professor of humanities and African American Studies and director of the African American Studies Program at the University of Michigan, Dearborn and associate professor emerita in the Department of Interdisciplinary Studies at Wayne State University. Her activism began in the 1960s when she was a field secretary in the Student Non-Violent Coordinating Committee in Lowndes County, Alabama. She continues to be an activist in community and international issues. Her poems and essays have appeared in a number of journals and anthologies. She has authored three books of poetry. Two published were by Broadside Press, Blood River (1983) and Rainrituals (1989), the third, Shrines by Third World Press in 2004. She has also written a commentary on the political uses of the U.S. environment, Tower and Dungeon: A Study of Place and Power in American Culture.
SNCC Movement Worker Reflects
Against the Current, No. 162, January/February 2013
Memoirs of a 1960s Activist
Against the Current, No. 129, July/August 2007