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Day 2: An Ode to #BlackExcellence

Today we celebrate Toni Cade Bambara, writer of Black women’s literature, editor, and documentary film maker for her contributions to the Black womanist tradition, both through her own writing and as a pioneer of editing and publishing Black feminist anthologies.

“Are you sure, sweetheart, that you want to be well?… Just so’s you’re sure, sweetheart, and ready to be healed, cause wholeness is no trifling matter. A lot of weight when you’re well.” – Toni Cade Bambara, The Salt Eaters

 

 

 

 

 

We are proud to celebrate Black History Month in conjunction with Black Futures Month at HBW. Each day we will feature works from our archives that celebrate the glory that is #BlackExcellence and the Black freedom movement.