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Bebe Moore Campbell
Born Elizabeth Bebe Moore
(1950-02-18)February 18, 1950
Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, U.S.
Died November 27, 2006(2006-11-27) (aged 56)
Los Angeles, California, U.S.
Cause of death Brain Cancer
Resting place Inglewood Park Cemetery
(Inglewood, California)
Education University of Pittsburgh
Occupation Author, journalist, teacher
Years active 1972–2006
Spouse(s) Tiko Campbell (m. 1970–79)
Ellis Gordon Jr. (m. 1984–2006)
Children 2; including Maia Campbell

I would get up at 3 in the morning and write. Or sometimes I would write at midnight. Or I would write when my child napped. It wasn't a burden. I was so enthused about what I was doing at the time that I really didn't mind.
Bebe Moore Campbell
I have to entertain, because if I don't entertain you, you're not going to continue reading. But if I'm not out to enlighten, or change your mind about something, or change your behavior, then I really don't want to take the journey.
Bebe Moore Campbell
African-Americans know about racism, but I don't think we really know the causes. I decided it's first of all a family problem.
Bebe Moore Campbell
Race, redemption and healing - that's my thing.
To me, there's no point in writing merely to entertain.
I had an agent who spent eight years – eight years! – trying to sell my stories. She sold other people's work; she just didn't sell mine.
Bebe Moore Campbell