Interviewed by: Rebekah Presson
Catalog Number: 20030226, 19941017
A poet, activist, and professor, Sonia Sanchez is a well-known member of the Black Arts Movement. She has been both a national and international lecturer on topics including African-American culture and literature, women's liberation, and peace and racial justice. In this program, Sanchez reads poems in her unique style that is part chanting part scat singing.
We go to the archives to revisit a program that examines important African-American writers, beginning with the 18th century's Phyllis Wheatley and concluding with former U.S. Poet Laureate Rita Dove. This show also features the late Margaret Walk...
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