Honoring Black History Month – CUNY Alumni Toni Cade Bambara

photo of TToni Cade Bambara

Photo Credit: Kamara Bambara

In honor of Black History Month, The Kiosk recognizes native New Yorker Toni Cade Bambara born March 25, 1939. Ms. Bambara graduated from Queens College in 1959 with a bachelor’s degree in Theater and English Literature and later received her M.A. in American Studies at City College in 1959.

Ms. Bambara is known for her work in civil rights to raise consciousness and pride in the African American communities. She published several short stories in The Black Woman Anthology that showcased upcoming African American female writers such as Alice Walker and Nikki Giovanni. Ms. Bambara passed away from colon cancer in 1995. Her legacy lives on in her body of work that includes screenplays, poems, and essays.

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