Sunny Nash


Bigmama Didn't Shop at Woolworth's
​​2019-2023, Sunny Nash was editorial project manager and creative rights administrator for the project that named O.W. Sadberry, Sr., Intermediate School. Recognized by G.H.W. Bush School of Government & Public Service at Texas A&M University, the project was created and led by the son of the namesake, Oliver "Wayne" Sadberry, Jr., until his death in 2022.

In 2016-19, Nash was editorial project manager for Olympic Medalist, John Rambo. ​​
​​In 2016, The California Senate honored Nashfor editorial project management of Cultural Heritage Programs. In 2016, The American Business Women's Association honored Nash with it Shine Award for Journalism.​​the American Business Women’s Association presented Nash the Shine Award for Cultural Journalism and editorial project management.

In 2014, Sunny Nash was a finalist for  John Simon Guggenheim Foundation Fellowship. In 2014, The Port of Long Beach and The Arts Council for Long Beach awarded Nash awards for BREAKING THROUGH Lighting the Way about 12 African American Women Who Made a Difference in the History of Long Beach, which she co-created with Carolyn Smith Watts. ​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. ​​Nash is a three-time winner of Professional Artist Fellowships from the Arts Council for Long Beach (2003, 2009 & 2014) for editorial project management 

​​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. ​​In 2000, W.W. Norton published Nash in Reflections in Black: a history of black photographers from 1840-present by Deborah Willis. Smithsonian toured the collection  internationally in 2002.  

​​​Other honors for editorial project management include RFK Journalism Nomination
Association of American University Presses recognizes ​Bigmama Didn't Shop At Woolworth's for understanding  race relations.

Sunny Nash 
Producer of the Year 2004
Charter Communications
Sunny Nash
​Shine Award, ​ABWA  2016​
Sunny Nash
​California Senate Honoree
Cultural Heritage 2017​​