Mount Union College Convocation Presents Black History Month Speaker Sonia Sanchez

April 15, 2010

Sonia Sanchez, author, poet and retired professor of English and Women's Studies at Temple University will present a convocation at Mount Union College at 10:35 a.m. and 7:00 p.m. on Tuesday, February 5 in Presser Recital Hall.


Sanchez has received many awards for her work as an activist and is recognized as an important figure in African-American literature. Her book, "Homegirls and Handgrenades," was the 1985 American Book Award winner. In 1999, she received the Langston Hughes Poetry Award. She is the Poetry Society of America's 2001 Robert Frost Medalist and a recipient of The Otto Awards for 2001. She has written over 16 books, in addition to being a contributing editor to Black Scholar and The Journal of African Studies.

Sanchez was the first Presidential Fellow at Temple University and she held the Laura Carnell Chair in English, also at Temple University.

The convocation is free and open to the public.

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