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Sonia Sanchez Inspires Young Minds At Salisbury University

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SALISBURY, Md. - She's an award-winning poet, author, playwright and activist. Sonia Sanchez, a pioneer of the Black Arts Movement is here on Delmarva, and she's inspiring young minds for Black History Month at Salisbury University.

A recipient of the Langston Hughes Poetry Award, she's been hailed by critics and colleagues alike. Maya Angelou called her a "lion in literature's forest."

Sanchez says her main message to young people is that they need to be leaders and show the way -- maintaining the humanity that this country deserves and needs.

"One of the things that I really need very much to do is to leave a message of not only hope here, but also a message about history and herstory and how we must continue to move our history and herstory here in this country towards a conclusion that is just," she said.

"An Evening With Sonia Sanchez" kicks off at 7 p.m. Wednesday evening in Perdue Hall's Bennett Family Auditorium. The event is free and open to the public.

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