Academics: Majors and Programs

Toni Cade Bambara Scholars/Writers/Activists Program

Toni Cade Bambara was the quintessential scholar-activist seeing no contradiction between her involvement in radical movements for Black liberation and women’s rights and the “intellectual” pursuits through her writings, production of new knowledge, and areas of research. Importantly, Bambara was a teacher. She taught writing and Afro-American studies in the academy at institutions like Spelman College, Emory University and Atlanta University.

Bambara was a deliberate writer and teacher. She aligned herself with the workers of the world and her writing reflected it. She described her work as that of a culture worker and she did it with conviction and fierce integrity. The faculty of the Women’s Research and Resource Center of Spelman College takes seriously the work of preparing the next generation of Black feminist scholar-activists that engage justice issues facing our society with conviction and fierce integrity. The Toni Cade Bambara Scholars/Writers/Activists Program will continue to honor Bambara by bringing community activists, students, and academics together to engage new ideas fight for social justice.

To celebrate her legacy, the Toni Cade Bambara Scholars/Writers/Activists Program will host several programs, lectures and activities.