Submitted on Thursday, 11/4/2021, at 2:48 PM

As part of an homage to the poet, educator and activist, who has won the 2021 Dorothy & Lillian Gish Prize, an article in The Miami Times cites Sanchez’s 2018 return to the Amherst campus, when she delivered the keynote address at the annual Dr. Martin Luther King Legacy Symposium.

Written by Emily Cardenas, who vividly recalls being Sanchez’s student at Temple University in the 1980s, the Times tribute traces Sanchez’s life, career and influence, and quotes her response to winning the $250,000 lifetime achievement award.

The article also extensively quotes Roberta Diehl’s account of Sanchez’s 2018 speech in Johnson Chapel, as well as the speech itself, and includes a photo of the event taken by Takudzwa Tapfuma ’17. Sanchez was invited back to the Amherst campus for the MLK symposium after having taught at the College and chaired the Black studies department in the 1970s.