Black Like Mao Proletarian Cultural Revolution Less than a year into the Cultural Revolution, Robert Williams published an article in the Crusader titled “Reconstitute Afro-American Art to Remold Black Souls.” While Mao’s call for a cultural revolution meant getting rid of the vestiges (cultural and otherwise) of the old order, Williams not unlike members of the Black Arts movement in the United States was talking about purging black culture of a “slave mentality.”
Martin Luther King sitting for his mug shot. With all the people, black & white, who went to jail during the Civil Rights Movement, when will it begin to occur to most Americans that all the people who do get arrested can't be guilty.
The daughter of Madam C.J. Walker, A'lelia Walker was the "it" girl of the Harlem Renaissance. The arts patron, who lived in a villa on the Hudson River, loved expensive cars and jewelry. Her legendary salons included the sparkling literati of the thriving 1920s black arts movement, including many gays and lesbians, as well as wealthy whites who trekked uptown.