Remembering Toni Cade Bambara Social and Political Activist ? Feminist ? Author ? Filmmaker ? Professor
1939 - 1995
"Writing is a legitimate way, an important way, to participate in the empowerment of the community that names me." - Bambara
Wednesday, April 4, 2012 2 p.m. EST First Wednesday: Conversations with Byllye and Ngina on BlogTalkRadio
Special Guests: Author Pearl Cleage Professor Beverly Guy-Sheftall Poet Nikky Finney
On Wednesday, April 4, 2012, at 2 p.m. EST, Byllye and Ngina will present a moving tribute to an influential figure of American literature and the social justice movement whose work continues to resonate – Toni Cade Bambara.
Author Pearl Cleage, Professor Beverly Guy-Sheftall and Poet Nikky Finney will appear on First Wednesday to remember the late activist and writer who captured the struggles of African American culture and struggles so brilliantly in her revolutionary work that it is known for “making no apologies for being Black and female.”
This episode is a tribute to the legacy of Bambara, an appreciation of her work and a celebration of her life and contribution to contemporary American literature and social consciousness.
Help us remember the extraordinary spirit of Bambara by sharing with us how her life and work made an impact on you. Call us live on the radio at 646-381-4662 or send us your comments prior to the show at email@example.com.
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