Black Arts

With roots in the Civil Rights Movement, the Nation of Islam, and the Black Power Movement, the Black Arts movement, dated from approximately 1960 to 1970, consisted of African American artists who sought to create politically engaged work that explored the African American cultural and historical experience.

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Quincy Troupe 1939- Black Arts
Ntozake Shange 1948-2018 Black Arts
Sonia Sanchez 1934- Black Arts, Jazz Poetry
Ishmael Reed 1938- Black Arts
Dudley Randall 1914-2000 Black Arts
Haki Madhubuti 1942- Black Arts
Etheridge Knight 1931-1991 Black Arts
Nikki Giovanni 1943- Black Arts
Mari Evans 1923- Black Arts
Henry Dumas 1934-1968 Black Arts