Sonia Sanchez

1934- , Birmingham , AL Sonia Sanchez was born Wilsonia Benita Driver on September 9, 1934, in Birmingham, Alabama.


Sanchez has lectured at more than five hundred universities and colleges in the United States and had traveled extensively, reading her poetry in Africa, Cuba, England, the Caribbean, Australia, Nicaragua, the People’s Republic of China, Norway, and Canada. She was the first Presidential Fellow at Temple University, where she began teaching in 1977, and held the Laura Carnell Chair in English there until her retirement in 1999. She lives in Philadephia.


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Light-skinned-ed Girl: Mixed Experience History Month 2013: Gertrude Simmons Bonnin, Educator & Activist

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Gertrude Simmons Bonnin, also known as Zitkala-Sa or Red Bird, was born in 1876 to a full-blooded Sioux woman and a white man. She struggled with her mixed-race heritage as a child on the reservation as well as off.

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Kip Fulbeck (Chinese, English, Irish)…

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Kip Fulbeck (Chinese, English, Irish) [American]   Known as: Artist, Spoken Word Performer, Filmmaker, Teacher, Author (Creator of “The Hapa Project”; Featured on CNN, MTV, PBS & The Today Show; His art has been exhibited all around the world; Keynoted many conferences & festivals; Professor of Art at the University of California, Santa Barbara)   Books: “Part Asian, 100% Hapa”, “Mixed: Portraits of Multiracial Kids”, “Permanence: Tattoo Portraits”, “Paper Bullets”

Contributor Spotlight: Jen Marshall Duncan – Wife, mother, teacher, blogger

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“Jen Marshall Duncan has been in an interracial relationship for almost 20 years. She and her husband have three biracial children ages 7-11. She lives in a diverse urban community in Iowa and works as an alternative high school teacher in an extremely white, rural community.”
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The Daily Multiracial – Sequoyah

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(Native American (Cherokee) / White or White-Native American) [American (Cherokee Nation)]   Known as: Teacher, Silversmith, Blacksmith (Creator of the Cherokee syllabary/alphabet, making reading and writing in Cherokee possible. This was the only time in recorded history that a member of a non-literate people independently created an effective writing system; Had many things named after him including Sequoyah County in Oklahoma, the Sequoia tree, Mount Sequoyah in the Great Smoky Mountains and many schools)
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