Sunny Nash writes on U.S. race relations through topics relating to her childhood and life that include Jim Crow laws, education, employment, food, music, film, early radio and television, entertainment, social media, internet technology, publishing, journalism, sports, the military, fashion, performing arts, literature, civil rights history, and social and political movements--past and present.
|Bigmama Didn't Shop At Woolworth's|
by Sunny Nash
Sunny Nash's book, Bigmama Didn't Shop At Woolworth's, selected by the Association of American University Presses as a resource for understanding U.S. race relations, is a family memoir about life with her part-Comanche grandmother during the era of Jim Crow laws during the Civil Rights Movement. Nash's book was derived from her syndicated columns for Knight-Ridder and Hearst newspapers.
The book gives Nash the basis to blog on race relations in the United States. Former syndicated columnist for Knight-Ridder and Hearst newspapers; an internationally acclaimed photographer; Nash is also an award-winning producer.
Sunny Nash - Race Relations in America Blogger Posts
Jim Crow beauty pageants were segregated like everything else in America--education, housing, employment, restaurants, recreation, entertainment, transportation, hotels, hospitals and cemeteries--making parenting in the black community difficult.
Black female U.S. Olympians helped destroy Jim Crow laws in America by changing the world's perception of African American women and defining women's roles in the Civil Rights Movement.
Ethel Waters was the first African American actor on American television, appearing in her own TV special, The Ethel Waters Show, in 1939, during the height of the era of Jim Crow laws in the United States.
A. Philip Randolph was instrumental in getting black pilots trained for World War II (WWII) combat in the Tuskegee Airmen program.
SojournerTruth - Ain't I A Woman?
SojournerTruth - Ain't I A Woman?
Sojourner Truth--a former slave and survivor of physical violence and sexual abuse at the hands of male and female slave owners--became a wife, mother, feminist, author, lecturer, singer, performer and preacher woman, living on her own terms through the era of Jim Crow laws.
Elegance--my mother's passion--was difficult for poor black families during the era of Jim Crow laws. However, time and time again, I saw my mother turn ordinary items, cheap imitations and unfortunate persons into something special!
(7-7-12)To explore the western territories of the United States of America, filled with color and racial diversity, means more than seeing the Grand Canyon, Pikes Peak or the Great Fountain Geyser in Yellowstone National Park.
Chinese Canvas Art
Voyage to America, A Chinese Immigrant Story
In my book, Bigmma Didn't Shop At Woolworth's, recognized by the Association of American University Presses for contributing to the understanding of U.S. race relations, I write about a Chinese immigrant experience in the story: Voyage to America.
What's Blues Got To Do With IT? (6-11-12)
Sunny Nash--author, journalist and former Brunswick recording artist--took the downtown Palace Amphitheatre Stage at 7pm on Friday & Saturday, June 15 & 16 at the Bryan Texas Blues Festival.
Sunny Nash Nonfiction Book Honored (6-6-12)
The Brazos Valley African American Museum will unveil inscribed copies and an exhibition piece representing the award-winning book, Bigmama Didn’t Shop At Woolworth’s (Texas A&M University Press), by Sunny Nash on Saturday June 16, 2012, at 2pm
Conversations with my mother about education were a constant theme in our house when I was growing up during the Civil Rights Movement.
In the Tradition of To Killa Mockingbird (6-29-12)
In the Tradition of To Kill a MockingbirBigmama Didn't Shop At Woolworth's by Sunny Nash has been compared to: To Kill a Mockingbird by Harper Lee.
Offspring of Jim Crow Laws (4-29-12)A feeling of inferiority is a feeling of inequality; a feeling of superiority is a feeling of inequality; only a feeling of equality is a feeling of equality.
See full video of Martin Luther King’s "I Have a Dream" speech to 200,000 people on August 28, 1963 on the steps at the Lincoln Memorial in Washington DC.
Barack Obama's Speech on Race Relationns in America (4-8-12)
Barack Obama’s speech on race relations in America explores the historical context of questions on race and attempts to illustrate ways to bring the nation together to solve its racial, gender and human relations problems, and to move toward a post-racial America, a more perfect union, about which the Founding Fathers wrote. Landmark Cases Affecting Jim Crow Laws in American Education (3-12-12) Jim Crow laws in American education, which affected getting into college, still have Jim Crow's children struggling with U.S. race relations in modern post-racism America.
Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr., began his "I Have a Dream" speech and political and social activism when he and Rosa Parks became national figures during the Montgomery Bus Boycott fighting Jim Crow law.
(2-21-12)My mother taught me about cultures, including African, Amerindian, Mexican, Asian, European and others, believing that education was the key to understanding the world, the people of the world and our global relationship to the people of the world.
Don Cornelius created 'Soul Train,' now part of American folklore and entrenched into the pages of American History.
Getting into college and earning scholarships to pay for college guided my mother's parenting goal when I was growing up in the era of Jim Crow laws.
The day President John F. Kennedy was shot we also lost First Lady Jacqueline Kennedy, who did not die on Friday, November 22, 1963, but the nation lost her as our First Lady, half of the power couple that would end Jim Crow laws in America.
(10-18-11)Sunny Nash won First Prize for an essay that is now her novel, Salla Mae's Prayers.
Jim Crow laws danced off stage when Rosa Parks, the Montgomery Bus Boycott, Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr., the Little Rock Nine, Woolworth Sit-ins, Freedom Riders and the rest of the 1960s Civil Rights Movement forced U.S. race relations to change.
During the era of Jim Crow laws, my mother taught me that getting into college would help me navigate a racist environment.
(6-11-12)Tuskegee Airmen were the first American trained black pilots who flew combat airplanes, known as Red Tails, during WWII when Jim Crow laws prevailed in the United States military and other aspects of American society. Maycie Herrington's Tuskegee Airmen History has been collected by the University of California, Riverside.
(5-13-11)Rosa Parks and the Montgomery Bus Boycott helped change Jim Crow laws in America and opened film roles for today's young black Hollywood actors.
The African-American West: A Century of Short Stories spans the Twentieth Century and features writers like Sunny Nash, who also writes nonfiction on Jim Crow laws, Rosa Parks, Montgomery Bus Boycott, lynching and other civil rights subjects.
Ann Richards, known as the Thorny Rose of Texas, overcame the Jim Crow attitudes of her era, the 'Good Old Boy' network and addiction, and became Governor of Texas, the second female to hold that office.
(3-9-11)The history of Rosa Parks, the Montgomery Bus Boycott and Jim Crow laws collided in the Hollywood film, The Rosa Parks Story. Using her own memories of the era, Angela Bassett becomes the civil rights icon, Rosa Parks.
Kenny Burrell--Grammy Award winning jazz guitarist, composer, educator, National Endowment Jazz Master and State Department Cultural Ambassador--
lectures and performs at 80.
Vermont Congressman Justin Morrill fought Jim Crow laws from 1862 until 1890 to pass the Morrill Land Grant College Acts to make getting into college possible for black and white students.
(2-16-11)Rosa Parks challenged Jim Crow laws, igniting the Montgomery Bus Boycott, when she refused to give up her seat to another bus rider and set the nonviolent tone for the Woolworth's sit-ins four years later.
Authors use social media networking, social media marketing and web presence and content to get free book publicity, editorial contracts and public speaking engagements.
The 1890 Morrill Land Grant College Act required that former Jim Crow law Confederate states make getting into college possible for African Americans.
(12-12-10)Internet press releases, web content and social media networking-marketing-advertising help authors get free book publicity, public speaking engagements and editorial consulting services by publicizing the author to target audiences and search engines.
Woolworth's sit-ins, riding the waves of Rosa Parks and the Montgomery Bus Boycott, the Greensboro Four helped to destroy Jim Crow laws by integrating lunch counters and making getting into college and good public schools possible for black students.
(11-13-10) Twelve African American women made a difference in race relations and Jim Crow laws in Long Beach, California, and America, the same way Rosa Parks changed the Jim Crow South.
Online press releases and social media networking and marketing earn free book publicity, public speaking engagements, name recognition and credibility. Write Amazing Headlines for Your Online Articles (10-26-10) Great headlines give people reasons to visit blogs and websites, watch televisions shows, start conversations, and read online and printed books, magazines, newspapers, press releases and articles.
Internet press releases that use search engine optimization (SEO) and keywords hook target audiences and attract the attention of the search engines.
Political Correctness may be politically incorrect in post-racism America and could cause confusions in communication.
Set priorities, not New Year resolutions, which are made hastily in an effort to make your life easier.