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

Sunny Nash

Blacks in Focus, Bryan College Station Eagle, Knight Ridder

Blacks in Focus

Texas Register Feature Article by Lars Eighner on Bigmama Didnt shop At Woolworth's

Texas Register

Sunny Nash is the author of Bigmama Didn’t Shop At Woolworth’s, chosen by the Association of American University Presses as essential for understanding race relations in the United States, listed in the Bibliographic Guide to Black Studies by the Schomburg Center in New York and recommended by the Miami-Dade Public Library System in Florida for Native American Collections.

Nash has work in the African American National Biography by Harvard and Oxford; African American West, Century of Short Stories; Reflections in Black, History of Black Photographers 1840 – Present; Ancestry; Companion to Southern Literature; Texas Through Women’s Eyes; Black Genesis: A Resource Book for African-American Genealogy; African American Foodways; Southwestern American Literature Journal; The Source: guidebook to American genealogy; Interdisciplinary Journal for Germanic Linguistics; Ebony Magazine; Hidden Sources: Family History in Unlikely Places; and others.

Books

Bigmama Didn’t Shop At Woolworth’s (Texas A&M University Press 1996)

African-American Lifeways in East-Central Texas (Texas A&M University Center for Environmental Archaeology 1993)

Untold Legacies

Untold Legacies

Bigmama Didn't Shop At Woolworth's

Bigmama Didn’t Shop At Woolworth’s

Fighting for the People Ernest McBride Sunny Nash book cover

Fighting for the People
Ernest McBride
Sunny Nash

BREAKING THROUGH Lighting the Way Sunny Nash Carolyn Smith Watts

BREAKING THROUGH Lighting the Way
Sunny Nash
Carolyn Smith Watts

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Untold Legacies: A Pictorial History, Black Long Beach 1900-2000 & Beyond (National Council of Negro Women 2007)

BREAKING THROUGH, Light

Fighting for the People (African American Heritage Society 2007)ing the Way (Historical Society of Long Beach 2008)

Books Edited & Designed

Palace Theater Blues Festival

Palace Theater Blues Festival

 

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Arts Council for Long Beach Public Arts Project by Long Beach Artists  2007

Bryan Texas Blues Festival Souvenir Book (City of Bryan, Texas & Brazos Valley African American Heritage & Cultural Society 2012)

 

SPIN: Amgen Bicycle Race Long Beach (Arts Council for Long Beach 2007)

Remember: Recollections & Photographs before WWII, Kenneth (Long Beach Public Library Foundation 2003)

Book Contributions

African American National Biography (Harvard & Oxford Universities)

National Biography

Texas Through Women’s Eyes: The Twentieth-Century Experience (University of Texas Press 2011)

African American National Biography (Harvard & Oxford Press 2008)

State of Mind: Texas Literature and Culture (Texas A&M University Press 1998)

Stirring Prose (Texas A&M University Press 1998)

New Growth 2: Contemporary Short Stories by Texas Writers (Corona Press 1997) Common Bonds (Southern Methodist University Press 1990)

Anthology Contributions

The African American West: a Century of Short Stories

The African American West

The African American West: a Century of Short Stories  (University Press of Colorado 2000)

Language Arts & Disciplines (Harcourt Brace 2011)

African American Women Confront the West: 1600-2000 (University of Oklahoma Press 2008)

Best Books for High School Readers: Grades 9-12 (Libraries Unlimited of Greenwood Press 2004)

Glencoe Literature (McGraw-Hill 2002)

The Companion to Southern Literature: themes, genres, places, people …(Louisiana State University Press 2002)

Blacks in the American West and Beyond (Greenwood Press 2000)

Best Books for Young Teen Readers: Grades 7-10 (Libraries Unlimited of Greenwood Press 2000)

Let’s Hear It: Stories by Texas Women Writers (Texas A&M University Press 1997)

Literary Contributions

State Lines of Texas Magazine of the Houston Chronicle

State Lines

African American Foodways: Explorations of History and Culture (University of Illinois Press, 2007)

State Lines (Texas A&M University Press 2000)

A Bookmark (Texas A&M University Press 1999)

Literature Connections to American History Resources to Enhance & Entice K-6 & 7-12 (Libraries Unlimited 1997)

Strategies for College Reading (Harcourt Brace College Publishers 1996)

Bryan Legacies (Brazos Genealogical Association, Brazos Co Texas 1992)

Lynching to Belong: Claiming Whiteness through Racial Violence (Centennial Series of the Association of Former Students, Texas A&M University 2007)

Scholarly Journal Articles

Journal of Women's History, Johns Hopkins

Journal of Women’s History, Johns Hopkins

Interdisciplinary Journal for Germanic linguistics and semiotic …(University of California, Berkeley 2000)

Journal of Women’s History (Johns Hopkins University Spring 1998)

Choice: Publication of the Association of College and Research Volume 34 (Association of College and Research Libraries 1996)

Southern Exposure, Southern Humanities Review (Institute for Southern Studies, 1996)

The linguistic individual: self-expression in language and linguistics (Oxford University Press, 1996)

Southwestern American Literature (Southwest Regional Humanities Center Spring 1995)

Journal of Linguistic Anthropology (American Anthropological Association December 1995)

Women’s History: 100 American Women Who Made a Difference (Cowles History Group 1995)

Texas Advocate (Journal of the Texas Coalition for Juvenile Justice 1992)

Magazine Articles

Ancestry Magazine, Cover Story: A Photographic Legacy

Ancestry Magazine Cover Story: A Photographic Legacy

From Excavation to Oral History (Ancestry Magazine 2002) A Photographic Legacy (Ancestry Magazine 2000) Calvert, Texas: Preserving a Town’s Heritage (Ancestry Magazine 1998) History of Anaheim (True West Magazine 1997) Mother Amadeus and Stagecoach Mary (True West Magazine 1996) African American Family Research (Ancestry Magazine 1996) Tracing Ancestry Through Family Photographs (Ancestry Magazine 1996) Looking for Hope in the Inner City (Texas Magazine 1996) Looking at Both Sides of a Tattoo (Texas Magazine, The Houston Chronicle 1993) Low Budget Babies Crawl Away with Gold (Communicator 1988) Farm Women on the College Campus (Farmer-Stockman Magazine 1982) The Mysterious Christmas Eve Visitor (Farmer-Stockman Magazine 1982)

 

Syndicated Newspaper & Journal Columns

Texas Magazine, Sunday Magazine of the Houston Chronicle

Texas Magazine, Houston Chronicle

State Lines (Selected Articlesfrom Hearst Newspaper Syndicate, 1990-2003)

“Color Her an Artist Always” Texas Magazine, The Houston Chronicle, May 4, 2003 “The Sewing Lesson” Texas Magazine, The Houston Chronicle, August 11, 2002 “Secret Water” Texas Magazine, The Houston Chronicle, February 3, 2002 “The Carnegie Lesson” Texas Magazine, The Houston Chronicle, February 14, 1999 “When Everything Changes” Texas Magazine, The Houston Chronicle, February 1, 1998 “No Way to Butter Up Bigmama” Texas Magazine, The Houston Chronicle, May 4, 1997 “It’s a Matter of Control” Texas Magazine, The Houston Chronicle, November 19, 1995 “The Day The Piano Arrived” Texas Magazine, The Houston Chronicle, May 21, 1995 “Uncle Roscoe’s City” Texas Magazine, The Houston Chronicle, June 5, 1994 “The Landlady’s House” Texas Magazine, The Houston Chronicle, April 3, 1994 “Faces Found on a Dark Throne” Texas Magazine, April 11, 1993 “A Time to Leave Candy Hill” Texas Magazine, The Houston Chronicle, February 16, 1992 “A Mission Completed for Doll” Texas Magazine, The Houston Chronicle, July 15, 1990

Hudge: The Traveling Fiddler by Sunny Nash

The Traveling Fiddler

Knight-Ridder Newspaper Syndicate, 1993-95 “Hudge: The Traveling Fiddler

“Trouble Hits Small Towns too” Shooting Without a Gun“Rain Used to Stop Travel on Candy Hill” “Magazines Brought the World to Bryan” “Recalling My Grandmother’s Sit-in” “Mouth-Watering Memories” “Window of Opportunity” “When the Floor Is Cold” “Fighting for the Lead” “A Chair Is Still a Chair” “Knowing Everything about Everything” “Everything that Makes You Laugh Isn’t Funny” “Getting Up with the Chickens” “Kissed by the Hot Texas Sun”

 

 

Yesterdays (Selected Articles Bryan-College Station Eagle, 1992-93)

“When the Healer Comes to Town” “Bad News from Cousin Jimmy” “Going to the Movies Not Always as Plain as Black and White” “Saturday at the Beauty Shop” “The Tutu” “When the Healer Came to Town” “From Slave to Citizen: The Founding of a People” “Gymnastics a Hit in Bryan in the 1950s” “Iceman Was a Sign of Summer” “Hudge: The Traveling Fiddler” “My Grandmother’s Pharmacy” Texas Advocate (Journal of the Texas Coalition for Juvenile Justice 1992) Using Art to Help Children in Trouble with the Law (Texas Register: Monthly Journal, Office of the Secretary of State 1991-92)

Newspaper Articles

On Being Black in Houston by Sunny Nash, Houston Post

On Being Black in Houston

Long Beach Women Contribute to African Exhibit (Long Beach Press-Telegram 1996) Tracing Ancestry Through Family Photographs (Ancestry 1996) Whatever Happened to Stephanie (Houston Post 1994) The Human Canvas: Prison Tattoos and the Stories Behind Them (HoustonChronicle 1991) On Being Black in Houston–Sanko’s World (The Houston Post 1986) Blacks in Focus(Bryan-College Station Eagle 1992)

 

 

Reference Book Listings

Black Women in Texas History

Black Women in Texas History

Black Women in Texas History (Texas A&M University Press 2008)

Lynching to Belong (Texas A&M University Press 2007) Texas Women Writers: a tradition of their own (Texas A&M University Press 1997)

The Source: A Guidebook Of American Genealogy, Third Edition (Ancestry Publishing 2006) Black Genesis: A Resource Book for African-American Genealogy (Genealogical Publishing Company 2003)

Hidden Sources: Family History in Unlikely Places  (Ancestry Publishing 2000) Remembering Woolworth’s: A Nostalgic History of the World’s Most Famous Five (Texas A&M University Press 2000)

 

 

Celebrating the Family: ethnicity, consumer culture, and family rituals (Harvard University Press 2000)

Following Old Fencelines: Tales from Rural Texas (Texas A&M University Press 1998)

Bibliographic Guide to Black studies (Schomburg Center for Research in Black Culture 1997)

Language Arts & Disciplines (Harcourt Brace College Publishers 1996)

Africana Studies List of Books (Humanities Press 1996)

Black Texas women: 150 years of trial and triumph (University of Texas Press 1995)

African-American Religion: research problems and resources for the 1990s (Schomburg Center for Research in Black Culture 1990)

Photographic Credits

Shopping for Hope Exhibition

Shopping for Hope Exhibition by Sunny Nash

Storefront Church by Sunny Nash

Storefront Church (© 1989) by Sunny Nash

Cross on Shack by Sunny Nash

Cross on Shack © 1989 by Sunny Nash

Shopping for Hope: a photographic study of storefront churches across America (National Museum of African American History and Culture of the Smithsonian Institution 2012 )

Shopping for Hope: a photographic study of storefront churches in Los Angeles (Arts Council for Long Beach Exhibition 2007)

Shopping for Hope: a photographic study of storefront churches in Los Angeles (City of Artists Exhibition 2008)

Sunny Nash, Photographer

Sunny Nash, Photographer

Reflections in Black: a History of Black Photographers, 1840 - Present

Reflections in Black: a History of Black Photographers, 1840 – Present

Reflections in Black Exhibition (International Smithsonian Tour 2001)

Reflections in Black: a photographic study of black photography 1840-present (W.W. Norton & Company 2000)

 

 

 

Finding Your African American Ancestors: A Beginner's Guide

Finding Your African American Ancestors: A Beginner’s Guide (Ancestry Publishing 2000) African-American Religion: research problems and resources for the 1990s (Schomburg Center for Research in Black Culture 1990)

Blacks in Focus (Bryan-College Station Eagle 1992) Photo Exhibit Shows Early African American Culture (Battalion 1992)

Shopping for Hope: a photographic study of storefront churches across America (Saint Johns 1993)

Sunny Nash Honors

Arts Council for Long Beach, California, Fellowship First Prize

Sunny Nash Arts Council Fellowship First Prize

2014, Arts Council for Long Beach Professional Artist Fellowship; 2010, Arts Council for Long Beach Fellowship – First Prize 2009, Leimert Book Festival – Featured 2009, Historical Society, Long Beach (Breaking Through) – Featured 2009, Historical Society, Long Beach (One Camera) ­- Featured 2008, African American National Biography – Featured 2008, Disney Concert Center BAI Exhibition – Featured 2007, City of Artists Exhibition (Photography) – Featured

 

Sunny Nash Producer of the Year Award

Sunny Nash Producer of the Year Award

2004, Charter Communications Producer of the Year – First Prize 2003, Arts Council for Long Beach Fellowship – First Prize 2001, Women in Photography International – Honored 2001, Shopping for Hope: a photographic study of storefront churches across America Exhibited with International Smithsonian Photography Collection 2000, Reflections in Black: A Photographic Hhistory of Black Photographers,           1840-Present – Featured 1998, Association of American University Presses – Honored 1998, Native American Collections, Miami-Dade Public Library System in Florida – Collected 1997, Texas Book Festival – Featured 1994, Dolph Briscoe Center for American History – Collected 1990, Photography Collected by the Smithsonian 1990, Photography Collected by the Schomburg 1990, Robert F. Kennedy Journalism Award – Finalist 1990, People’s Award, Sammy Davis Songwriting Competition – Finalist 1990, Brazos Valley Arts Council, Juried Competition (Photography) – Third Prize

Houston Public Library Award First Prize, Houston Post

Sunny Nash Houston Public Library Award First Prize

1986, Houston Public Library Literary Competition – First Prize (On Being Black in Houston, Sanko’s World) 1985, J.F. Dobie Literary Fellowship – Second Prize 1976, Dallas Morning News Journalism Scholarship (Texas A&M University) – Winner

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