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The HistoryMakers Video Oral History With Sonia Sanchez

Stearns, Scott; HistoryMakers (Video Oral History Collection)
Format
Video; Computer Resource; Online Video; Online
Summary
Poet and activist Sonia Sanchez was born on September 9, 1934, in Birmingham, Alabama. When Sanchez was a year old, her mother died, leaving her to be raised by her father, Wilson L Driver, a school teacher, and her paternal grandmother. Sanchez learned to read and write at a young age but drifted between family and friends following her grandmother's death. She earned a B.S. degree from Hunter College and attended graduate school at New York University. She also attended workshops in Greenwich Village. Working as an activist with the Congress of Racial Equality, she was influenced by Malcolm X. Sanchez became a prolific writer and earned numerous honors and awards. Sanchez lectured at more than 500 universities and colleges in the United States, and read her work in various parts of the world.
Performers
Larry Crowe, interviewer.
Release Date
2016
Run Time
147 min.
Language
English
Variant Title
History Makers video oral history with Sonia Sanchez
Sonia Sanchez
Credits
Videographer, Scott Stearns.
Published
Chicago, Illinois : The HistoryMakers, [2016]
Recording Info
Recorded Philadelphia, Pennsylvania 2003 April 19.
Description
1 online resource (5 video files (2 hr., 26 min., 15 sec.)) : sound, color
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