Lost & Found is thrilled to announce the next publication to launch from our CUNY Pedagogy Series now available to all on the digital publishing platform Manifold is Toni Cade Bambara’s “Realizing the Dream of a Black University,” & Other Writings (Parts 1 & 2) edited by Makeba Lavan and Conor Tomás Reed.


While Toni Cade Bambara is mostly known for her short stories, novels, and landmark 1970 anthology The Black Woman, Realizing the Dream of a Black University,” & Other Writings explores lesser-known aspects of her work and revives her far-reaching pedagogical legacy. Through memoirs and texts drawn from City College of New York’s radical 1960s educational experiments, we learn how Bambara dedicated her life to embedding and expanding Black and Third World studies in academic institutions, community settings, and the larger collective consciousness while imbuing these efforts with her own unique form of infectious activism and unflinching clarity.

Following the the launch of Audre Lorde: "I teach myself in outline,” Notes, Journals, Syllabi, & an Excerpt from Deotha and June Jordan "Life Studies," 1966-1976 publications on Manifold, we continue to offer these digital versions of our physical texts as part of an ongoing effort to make our CUNY pedagogy series available to all who might use them in their daily liberation, education or self-care practices. These Lost & Found texts are available for custom classroom use, self-study, and group engagement and annotation.

You can read Toni Cade Bambara’s Realizing the Dream of a Black University,” & Other Writings (Parts 1 & 2) here or below:

“REALIZING THE DREAM OF A BLACK UNIVERSITY” & OTHER WRITINGS PART I

“REALIZING THE DREAM OF A BLACK UNIVERSITY” & OTHER WRITINGS PART II


Lost & Found would like to thank the CUNY Manifold team for all their support in making these publications available via Mainfold. We would also like to thank our friends and collaborators Engaging the Senses Foundation for their generous support.

Contributors

Conor Tomás Reed

Conor Tomás Reed is a Puerto Rican/Irish multi-gendered street scholar and freedom maker who teaches Africana Studies and American Studies at Brooklyn College. Conor is a contributing editor with Lápiz Journal and Lost & Found: The CUNY Poetics Docum...

Makeba Lavan

Makeba Lavan is an Assistant Professor of English at Grinnell College. Her research focuses on (African) American Studies, Afrofuturism/Speculative Fiction and Popular Culture. Makeba’s intellectual musings have been published in Africology: ...

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