Toni Cade Bambara Bio, Wiki, Age, Height, DOB(Famous Birthday), Family, Husband, Famous Books, Net Worth

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Toni Cade Bambara (Miltona Mirkin Cade)

Last Updated: 25 Mar, 2023 | Views: 336

Age: 56

Profession: Author

Other Profession(s): Writer, Political Activist, Educator

Famous For: Wrote About The Concerns Of The African-American Community

Higher Education: Queens College with a B.A.

Toni Cade Bambara Birth Date, Sign, Religion, Nationality, Hometown

Date of Birth
25 Mar, 1939 (56 Years 08 Months 14 Days)

Birth Country
United States

Birth State/Province
New York

Birth District
New York City

Birth Place

Birth Sign


Died on
09 Dec, 1995

Cause of Death
Colon Cancer

Toni Cade Bambara Early life, Education, Career, Awards, Achievements, Controversy, Unknown Facts

About (Profile/Biography):
Toni Cade Bambara (Miltona Mirkin Cade) was born on March 25, 1939, in Harlem, New York, and died on December 9, 1995. Among her many accomplishments, she was an African-American author, documentary filmmaker, social activist, and professor. As a child, she was referred to as Miltona, but in 1970, she changed her name to include the name Bambara, the name of the West African ethnic group. Her great-grandmother's name had been written on a sketchbook in a trunk among her other belongings, so she decided to include it in her name.
Toni Cade Bambara is a member of the Black Arts Movement and of black feminism during the 1960s. Bambara was active in the movement.
1970: Nikki Giovanni wrote poems, short stories, and essays for her anthology The Black Woman. 
1971: A collection of stories and tales for Black Folk contains writings by Langston Hughes, Ernest J. Gaines, Pearl Crayton, Alice Walker, and other writers.
In 1981: She was the editor of Another Bridge Called My Back by Gloria Anzalda and Cherre Moraga, another groundbreaking feminist anthology by women of color.
From 1960 to 1970: Bambara wrote 15 short stories, which were collected in Gorilla, My Love, in 1972.
1980: An event of healing coincides with the holding of a community festival in Claybourne, Georgia, the setting of her 1980 novel The Salt Eaters. 
May 13, 1985: The Philadelphia headquarters of the black liberation group MOVE was massively attacked by police, leading to a massive police assault on Bambara's script.
2013: Georgia Writers Hall of Fame
A colon cancer diagnosis was made in 1993 for Toni Cade Bambara, who died two years later in Philadelphia.

Toni Cade Bambara Height, Weight, Eye Color, Hair

Height (Approx.)
In Centimeters 165 cm
In Meters 1.65 m
In feet Inches 5'5"

Weight (Approx.)
In Kilograms 55 Kg
In Pounds 121 lbs

Eye Color

Hair Color

Toni Cade Bambara Family, Parents, Kids, Father, Mother, Children

Father's Name
Walter Cade

Mother's Name
Helen Cade

Gene Lewis

Karma Bene Bambara Smith

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