1939 – Born on the 25th of March in New York City.
1959 – Finished BA Theater Arts at Queens College New York.
1964 – Awarded MA at City University of New York.
1965-1969 – Served as Professor in City College of New York, Rutgers University and Spelman College.
1972 – Authored the short stories Gorilla, My Love.
1977 – Bambara made the short story The Sea Birds Are Still Alive: Collected Stories.
1980 – Wrote the novel The Salt Eaters.
1987 – Bambara wrote If Blessing Comes.
1995 – She died on 9th of December because of colon cancer.
1996 – Published her anthology Deep Sightings and Rescue Missions.
1999 – Her authored novel was published Those Bones Are Not My Child.