Wednesday, September 5, 2012
Labels: Journalism, Current Events, Opinion barack obama, first lady, jim crow laws, michelle obama, sunny nash, women
Sunny Nash is a leading author on race relations in the U.S., according to the Association of American University Presses, which chose her book, Bigmama Didn't Shop At Woolworths, on life with her part-Comanche grandmother during the Civil Rights Movement, as a resource for understanding U.S. race relations. "A leading author on race relations in the U.S.," reported UHV NewsWire of Nash. Miami-Dade Public Library System in Florida recommends her book for Native American collections. "An unmined vein of American History," wrote Lars Eighner of Nash’s African American-Comanche connection to the Old West. Nash, one of the first black women graduates of Texas A&M University and first black woman to graduate from the Department of Journalism at Texas A&M University, earned a Bachelor of Arts Degree with concentration in Broadcast Media & Mass Communication in 1977. Nash blogs on U.S. and civil rights history from Rosa Parks to contemporary topics such as social media and the effect on race relations, using her book, which is listed in the Bibliographic Guide to Black Studies by the Schomburg Center for Research in Black Culture in New York.