4 Black Woman-Authored Books That Are Turning 50 This Year

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Following the Civil Rights Movement era of the 1960’s, the 1970’s ushered in a new decade of change for Black people in the United States. However, the beginning of the decade witnessed Black female authors exploring ideas like race and gender that were heavily contested in the 1960’s. In fact, some celebrated Black female writers launched their legendary literary careers in 1970. Thus, here’s a […]

Celebrating Toni Cade Bambara at 75

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[by Meredith Wiggins] African American letters lost one of its brightest lights in 1995 when Black feminist author, filmmaker and activist Toni Cade Bambara passed away at the age of 56 after being diagnosed with colon cancer.   This November, to mark the 75th anniversary of Bambara’s birth year, The Feminist Wire is currently hosting a two-week online forum celebrating the life, work, and continuing influence […]