By Andrew Kramer

PHILADELPHIA (CBS) – The 32nd annual Celebration of Black Arts Festival came to an end Tuesday night at the African American Museum of Philadelphia.

It culminated with a screening about, and an appearance by, a major contributor to the Black Arts Movement.

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She’s not from here, but the Art Sanctuary’s Valerie Gay says the city has claimed Sonia Sanchez:

“She’s all of our sisters, all of our mothers, an incredible force in this world.”

Art Sanctuary Executive Director Valerie Gay at the African American Museum of Philadelphia for the conclusion of the Celebration of Black Arts Festival. (Credit: Andrew Kramer)

Art Sanctuary Executive Director Valerie Gay at the African American Museum of Philadelphia. (Credit: Andrew Kramer)

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A documentary on the life of the poet, scholar and social activist was shown on the final night of the month-long festival.

“It’s called BadDDD Sonia Sanchez,” Gay says. “It means so much for us to be here highlighting a past recipient of our Lifetime Achievement Award.”

Dozens attended the screening, including Sonia.

“It’s a rare opportunity to be in an intimate setting with Sonia Sanchez and to celebrate her,” adds Gay.

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She says the goal of the festival is to shine light on the power of Black Art, which they did.