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Sonia Sanchez : "Malcolm"

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Creator:Sanchez, Sonia, 1934-
Creator:Eyes on the Prize (PBS)
Creator:Washington University (Saint Louis, Mo.). Libraries. Special Collections
Title:Sonia Sanchez : "Malcolm"

Instructional Web page recommended for grades nine through twelve featuring a video clip and a transcript of an "Eyes on the Prize" interview with African American poet and Black Arts Movement figure, Sonia Sanchez on a poem she wrote about Malcolm X's assassination. The militant ideas of civil rights leader Malcolm X influenced the renowned poet Sonia Sanchez, whose poetry has been described as combative, blunt, passionate, and painfully truthful. In this video segment, recorded for Eyes on the Prize, Sanchez recites a poem she read after Malcolm X's assassination, entitled "Malcolm."

Major funding for this project is provided by the Institute of Museum and Library Services. Supported in part by a grant from the Open Society Institute.

Grade range: 9-12.

A transcript of the Quicktime movie is available.

The Civil Rights Digital Library received support from a National Leadership Grant for Libraries awarded to the University of Georgia by the Institute of Museum and Library Services for the aggregation and enhancement of partner metadata.

Types:Instructional materials | Teaching guides | Resource units | Interviews | Oral histories | Transcripts | MovingImage | Text
Subjects:Sanchez, Sonia, 1934- | X, Malcolm, 1925-1965--Assassination | X, Malcolm, 1925-1965--Influence | Civil rights--United States | African American civil rights workers--New York (State)--New York | African American women poets--New York (State)--New York | African Americans--Civil rights | Black Muslims | Black nationalism--United States | Black power--United States | Muslims--United States | African Americans--Religion | United States--Race relations | Nation of Islam (Detroit, Mich.) | Congress of Racial Equality | Black Arts Movement--New York (State) | Elegiac poetry | United States, New York, New York County, New York, 40.7142691, -74.0059729
Collection:Teachers' Domain Civil Rights Special Collection
Institution:WGBH Educational Foundation
Contributors:WGBH Educational Foundation
Original Material:

Henry Hampton Collection, Washington University Libraries, Saint Louis, Missouri.

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The Teachers' Domain Civil Rights Collection is a collaborative production of WGBH Education Productions, the WGBH Media Library, and WGBH Interactive, in partnership with the Birmingham Civil Rights Institute and Washington University in St. Louis.

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Forms part of: Teacher's Domain Civil Right Special Collection.

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