About Sunny Nash

Sunny Nash Author of Bigmama Didn't Shop At Woolworth's
Sunny Nash

Sunny Nash devotes much of her writing to helping people understand U.S. race relations.

"There is no area off limits to me as a writer," Nash said. "I love research and placing personalities and events in historical context. That is why I find history, in general, so exciting."

A leading U.S. race relations writer and author of Bigmama Didn't Shop At Woolworth's, recognized by:

  • Association of American University Presses for understanding U.S. race relations
  • Miami-Dade Public Library System in Florida for Native American collections

Bigmama Didn't Shop at Woolworth's by Sunny Nash

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Award-winning author, Sunny Nash writes about U.S. race relations and civil rights history because Jim Crow laws so affected her childhood and young adult development. In her book, Bigmama Didn't Shop at Woolworth's (Texas A&M University Press), she tells the stories of her life growing up with her part-Comanche grandmother and family during the Civil Rights Movement.

In her memoir, based on her syndicated newspaper columns, Nash dared to cover the effects of Jim Crow laws when this era was still fresh in the memory of American society. Nash broached Jim Crow through her personal experiences as well as national events as Rosa Parks and the Montgomery Bus Boycott, Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr., Brown v the Board of Education, the Woolworth Sit-ins, the Freedom Riders an other protests. She continues her theme in her blogs, books and articles and also covers most issues in American culture and life, including music, entertainment, film, literature, sports, medicine, government and other areas of society. 

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An acclaimed photographer, Nash's photography toured internationally with the Smithsonian exhibition, Reflections in Black, published in the W.W. Norton book, Reflections in Black: a photographic history of black photographers, 1840 - the present. Nash, whose photography was exhibited at the George H.W. Bush Presidential Library and Museum, is recognized by Women in Photography InternationalNash won a Nomination for the Robert F. Kennedy Journalism Award. In 2004, she won Charter Communications Producer of the Year Award. In 2008, she became a biographer for the African American National Biography, a joint project of Harvard University and Oxford Press. Nash won three California Arts Council Fellowships 2003, 2010 and 2014.

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Sunny Nash author of bigmama didn't shop at woolworth's
Sunny Nash writes books, blogs, articles and reviews, and produces media and images on U.S. history and contemporary American topics, ranging from Jim Crow laws to social media networking. Sunny Nash is the author of Bigmama Didn't Shop At Woolworth's (Texas A&M University Press), about life with her part-Comanche grandmother during the Civil Rights Movement.

Sunny Nash’s book is recognized by the Association of American University Presses as essential for understanding U.S. race relations. Nash's book is also listed in the Bibliographic Guide for black studies at the Schomburg Center for Research in Black Culture in New York; and recommended for Native American collections by the Miami-Dade Public Library System in Florida. Nash uses her book to write articles and blogs on race relations in America through topics relating to her life--from music, film, early radio and television, entertainment, social media, Internet technology, publishing, journalism, sports, education, employment, the military, fashion, performing arts, literature, women's issues, adolescence and childhood, equal rights, social and political movements--past and present—to today's post-racism.

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