Author & Journalist
“ Sunny Nash is author of Bigmama Didn’t Shop At Woolworth’s about life with her part-Comanche grandmother during the Civil Rights Movement. ”
Bigmama Didn’t Shop At Woolworth’s by Sunny Nash is chosen by the Association of American University Presses as essential for understanding race relations in the United, States, and recommended by the Miami-Dade (Florida) Public Library System for Native American Collections.
Robin Fruble of Southern California said, “Every white person in America should read this book (Bigmama Didn’t Shop At Woolworth’s)! Sunny Nash writes the story of her childhood without preaching or ranting but she made me realize for the first time just how much skin color changes how one experiences the world. But, if your skin color is brown, it matters a great deal to a great number of people. I needed to learn that. Sunny Nash is a great teacher,” Fruble said.
The California Senate honored Nash in 2017 for Cultural Heritage Programs. In 2016, the American Business Women’s Association presented Nash the Shine Award for Cultural Journalism. Nash was a finalist for a 2015 John Simon Guggenheim Foundation Fellowship. In 2014, Nash won the Ottis Lock Award & Cultural Research Grant for The Peterson Legacy, an exhibition at the George H.W. Bush Presidential Library & Museum. In 2013, Nash received a National Endowment for the Humanities Award to moderate the Civil Rights program, Created Equal. In 2008, Nash joined Henry Louis Gates on the Harvard University African American National Biography, published by Oxford University Press. In 2004, Nash won the Charter Communications TV Producer of the Year Award. Other honors include RFK Journalism Nomination, First Prize Houston Literary Essay Competition.
Sunny Nash Official Website: www.sunnynash.com