Poet Sonia Sanchez (born September 9, 1934) was part of the 1960's Black Arts Movement, and with Haki Madhubuti, Nikki Giovanni and Etheridge Knight formed the Broadside Quartet of poets. She developed Black Studies courses at SFSU and taught at Temple University from 1977 until her retirement in 1999. In addition to 18 books of poetry she has published plays, children's books and anthologies. She has been awarded the PEN writing award, Pew Fellowship and NEA Fellowship. #TodayInBlackHistory

Poet Sonia Sanchez (born September 9, 1934) was part of the 1960's Black Arts Movement, and with Haki Madhubuti, Nikki Giovanni and Etheridge Knight formed the Broadside Quartet of poets. She developed Black Studies courses at SFSU and taught at Temple University from 1977 until her retirement in 1999. In addition to 18 books of poetry she has published plays, children's books and anthologies. She has been awarded the PEN writing award, Pew Fellowship and NEA Fellowship. #TodayInBlackHistory

Larry Neal (September 5, 1937 - January 6, 1981) was an essayist, poet and playwright. He was a leader of the 1960's Black Arts Movement, and taught at CUNY, Howard and Yale. His poetry appeared in two volumes, Black Boogaloo (1969) which addressed the African roots of the Black Arts Movement, and Hoodoo Hollerin Bebop Ghosts (1971) concentrating on the experience of the American South. #TodayInBlackHistory

Larry Neal (September 5, 1937 - January 6, 1981) was an essayist, poet and playwright. He was a leader of the 1960's Black Arts Movement, and taught at CUNY, Howard and Yale. His poetry appeared in two volumes, Black Boogaloo (1969) which addressed the African roots of the Black Arts Movement, and Hoodoo Hollerin Bebop Ghosts (1971) concentrating on the experience of the American South. #TodayInBlackHistory

Celebrating the work of British Black Arts Movement pioneer Lubaina Himid | Creative Boom

Celebrating the work of British Black Arts Movement pioneer Lubaina Himid | Creative Boom

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.”

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.”

Negro Digest: http://aalbc.it/blackartsmovement  For the publication of Black Arts creative literature, no magazine was more important than the Chicago-based Johnson publication Negro Digest / Black World. --Kalamu ya Salaam

Negro Digest: http://aalbc.it/blackartsmovement For the publication of Black Arts creative literature, no magazine was more important than the Chicago-based Johnson publication Negro Digest / Black World. --Kalamu ya Salaam

Save the Date:  15th Annual MALCOLM X JAZZ ARTS FESTIVAL. Oakland, CA   Saturday, May 16, 11am- 7pm  San Antonio Park, Oakland  Visit Our Facebook Page!  Celebrate the 50th Anniversary of the Black Arts Movement  and the Chicano Arts Movement with us!

Save the Date: 15th Annual MALCOLM X JAZZ ARTS FESTIVAL. Oakland, CA Saturday, May 16, 11am- 7pm San Antonio Park, Oakland Visit Our Facebook Page! Celebrate the 50th Anniversary of the Black Arts Movement and the Chicano Arts Movement with us!

Afro Pick:In the African Diaspora, the wooden comb is better known as the Afro Pic or the Afro comb, which became a symbol of the radical and militancy of the Black Power Movement and the Black Arts Movement (B.A.M.) during the 60′s and 70′s with the affirmation of “Black is Beautiful”.

Afro Pick:In the African Diaspora, the wooden comb is better known as the Afro Pic or the Afro comb, which became a symbol of the radical and militancy of the Black Power Movement and the Black Arts Movement (B.A.M.) during the 60′s and 70′s with the affirmation of “Black is Beautiful”.

Poet and playwright Amiri Baraka is best known as one of the African American writers who helped ignite the Black Arts Movement. This book examines Baraka's cultural approach to Black Power politics a

Poet and playwright Amiri Baraka is best known as one of the African American writers who helped ignite the Black Arts Movement. This book examines Baraka's cultural approach to Black Power politics a

Amiri Baraka, shown here in 1972, was a renowned poet whose politics strongly shaped his work.

Amiri Baraka, shown here in 1972, was a renowned poet whose politics strongly shaped his work.

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