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Being Black in America (in the '90s) / Sonia Sanchez (part 2 of 2)

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Being Black in America (in the '90s) / Sonia Sanchez (part 2 of 2)
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Sonia Sanchez, teacher poet, essayist, dramatist, and storyteller, delivers two short talks for Black women students: "Development of Social Values and the Birth of a Poet" and "Women in Search of Truth" at the first annual meeting of Associated Women Students Commission (AWSC) of Cal State Long Beach. On this tape, Sanchez relates a tale from her father about Black pilots in the '40s. and makes an urgent plea for education to empower young people to meet today's realities. She reads her poem "Mama" and talks about how she learned to overcome her stutter through writing poetry. Sanchez concludes by reading two poems; the tape runs out during the middle of the second one.

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