Thursday, September 10, 2009

Color Online Quiz: Literature and Women Studies

Quiz #67
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Dramatist, playwright, poet, lecturer and editor.
Born September 9, 1934

During the early 1960s she was an integrationist, supporting the philosophy of the Congress of Racial Equality (CORE). But after considering the ideas of Black Muslim leader Malcolm X, who believed blacks would never be truly accepted by whites in the United States, she focused more on her black heritage from a separatist point of view. ~from Poets.org

Thanks, rhapsody!

Who is she?

5 comments:

rhapsodyinbooks said...

Sonia Sanchez (born Wilsonia Benita Driver on September 9, 1934 in Birmingham, AL). Sanchez has been a political activist for Black culture, racial justice and women's liberation.

Link: http://www.black-collegian.com/african/painted-voices/sanchez.shtml

Color Online said...

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January said...

Sonia has been active with Cave Canem, a writers' group for African American poetry. I've met her through CC and seen her read on many occasions. She's fierce!

Color Online said...

Hi January,

Yes she is! I've had the pleasure of hearing her two or three times. When she signed my copy of her book the last time I heard her, she encouraged me and had kind things to say about what I was doing in the poetry community and what I wanted to do for young girls.

Barb said...

This is Sonja Sanchez a civil rights militant in the 60s. She writes poetry, essays and lectures at colleges etc. I have not had the pleasure of hearing her but would love to sometime. I wonder if she ever appears on Travis Smiley's show as part of his occasional panelists. I love to listen to the panelists to challenge my mind and my thinking.

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