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

 Item — Box: 1, cassette: 2


  • Creation: 1976-03-26
  • Digitized: 2019-03-20


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Researchers are asked to request materials 24 hours prior to visiting the University Archives.


From the Collection: .6 Linear Feet (1 cassette storage box)

Language of Materials



Poet and activist Sonia Sanchez (Wilsonia Benita Driver) spoke at Eastern Michigan University in 1976. Introduced here by EMU Black Student Association spokesperson Malek Ukeine, Sanchez reads from her own poetry and lectures EMU students on issues facing African Americans in 1976. Framing her arguments and critiques in her religious beliefs and her affiliation with the Nation of Islam, Sanchez calls for righteousness and unity amongst African Americans. Sanchez also speaks on the plight of children, pan-Africanism, the portrayal of African Americans in media, womanhood, slavery, drugs and black identity.

Repository Details

Part of the Eastern Michigan University Archives Repository

Bruce T. Halle Library, Room 310
955 West Circle Drive
Ypsilanti Michigan 48197