Michele Wallace, a feminist scholar, writer and educator, was born on January 4, 1952 in New York City to Robert Earl Wallace, a musician, and Faith Ringgold, a well-known artist and author. In 1978, at age 26, she published her first book, Black Macho and the Myth of the Superwoman, setting off a maelstrom of controversy in the black community and beyond. In 1990 Wallace published Invisibility Blues: From Pop to Theory. That same year Black Macho was re-released with a 20-page introduction by the author titled "How I Saw It Then, How I See It Now," detailing her views regarding the controversy. Currently Wallace is a professor of English and Black Studies at City College of New York.
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