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Sanchez, Sonia, 1934-


Biographical note

poet, playwright, political activist, educator; born 09 September 1934 in Birmingham, Alabama, United States; graduated from Hunter College with a degree in political science (1955); studied poetry with Louise Bogan at New York University; began publishing as Sonia Sanchez (1960s); member of the Nation of Islam (1972- 1975); cofounded the first black studies program in the United States at San Francisco State College (1960s); taught at Amherst College and Rutgers University (1970s); taught literature and women’s studies and became the Laura Carnell Chair in English at Temple University (1977); retired from Temple (1999); teaching residency, Columbia University (2005); awarded the Robert Frost Medal (2001)

Found in 4 Collections and/or Records:

Jon Onye Lockard audio recordings

Identifier: 018.JOL


Dates: 1971 - 1976

Sonia Sanchez, Lecture to Black Student Association, 1976

 Digital Record
Identifier: 018.JOL_cassette2_and_3
Dates: 26 March 1976

Sonia Sanchez, part 1, 1976-03-26, 2019-03-20

 Item — Box: 1, cassette: 2
Dates: 1976-03-26; Digitized: 2019-03-20

Sonia Sanchez, part 2, 1976-03-26, 2019-03-20

 Item — Box: 1, cassette: 3
Dates: 1976-03-26; Digitized: 2019-03-20

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Archival Object 2
Digital Record 1
Collection 1
African American Studies 1
African Americans 1
African Americans -- History 1
Black Students Association 1
Campus Life 1