This episode of Upstream features Sharon Wright, Miss Black America 1980. Wright was the thirteenth recipient of the title and after relinquishing the crown acted as spokesperson for Coca-Cola. She discusses her activities of the past year and gives advice to young girls who'd like to compete in the pageant. Hosts and producers Marie Smith and Nikki Jeter first discuss the past weekend's Caribbean Festival in Washington, D.C., and end the program with a fundraising pitch.
This recording has been digitally preserved as part of Pacifica's American Women Making History and Culture: 1963-1982 grant preservation project, and is available for research and reference . Please contact the archives via telephone: 818-506-1077 or email: americanwomen at pacificaradioarchives dot org for information on how to obtain a copy of this program. Thank you.