Project Description

Dr. Sanderia Smith

Dr. Sanderia is a professional speaker, literary activist, and Assistant professor of Practice, Southern Methodist University. Her novel, Mourner’s Bench, is the winner of the Hurston/Wright Legacy Award in debut fiction and The Philosophical Society of Texas Award of Merit for fiction.

Presentation categories

Civil Rights Movement
Voting Rights
Women’s Rights
Changing Careers
Religion vs Civil Rights
Changing Careers
Mass Incarceration
Prison Reform
When God Calls


As an African American in the 21st century, it’s important to me to be involved in the profession as a teacher, activist, speaker, volunteer, and author so that I may have an impact on the future of the profession and our young people will know that becoming an author is not probable but possible for them to achieve.

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