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Sunny Nash Wins Artist Fellowship

March 13, 2015
Sunny Nash Wins Arts Council for Long Beach Artist Fellowship

Sunny Nash Wins Arts Council for Long Beach Artist Fellowship

Sunny Nash is the recipient of the 2014-15 Arts Council for Long Beach Artist Fellowship for her historic photographic restorations, document reproductions and archival work for the visual and oral history, exhibition and museum catalog project, “BREAKING THROUGH Lighting the Way,” about 12 African American women who made a difference to the cultural history of Long Beach.

A collection of BREAKING THROUGH oral history is listed in “Biography Today: Profiles of People of Interest to Young Readers,” and an exhibition in collaboration with Carolyn Smith Watts will open this Fall on the Atrium Level of the Long Beach Public Library.

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

Sunny Nash, a leading author on U.S. race relations, 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. The book is among selections of the Association of American University Presses as a resource for understanding U.S. race relations and recommended by the Florida Miami-Dade Public Library System for Native American Collections.

Author, producer and photographer, Nash writes books, blogs, web content and articles; and produces photo exhibitions, film and television on historical and contemporary topics. Sunny Nash, a national speaker and former syndicated newspaper columnist, is a broadcast journalism and mass communications graduate of Texas A&M University, and studied Visual Literacy at Simmons College Graduate School of Information and Library Science in Boston.

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