Toni Cade Bambara


Born
in Harlem, New York City, The United States
March 25, 1939

Died
December 09, 1995


Toni Cade Bambara, born Miltona Mirkin Cade (March 25, 1939 – December 9, 1995) was an African-American author, documentary film-maker, social activist and college professor.

Toni Cade Bambara was born in New York City to parents Walter and Helen (Henderson) Cade. She grew up in Harlem, Bedford Stuyvesant (Brooklyn), Queens and New Jersey. In 1970 she changed her name to include the name of a West African ethnic group, Bambara.

Bambara graduated from Queens College with a B.A. in Theater Arts/English Literature in 1959, then studied mime at the Ecole de Mime Etienne Decroux in Paris, France. She also became interested in dance before completing her master's degree in American studies at City College, New York (from 1962), while serving as pro
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The Salt Eaters

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Those Bones Are Not My Child

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The Black Woman: An Anthology

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Raymond's Run

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The Lesson

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The Sea Birds Are Still Alive

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Ice

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Blues Ain't No Mockin Bird

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“Writing is one of the ways I participate in transformation.”
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