Black Arts and Black Power: 50 years out

Feb 16 2017 -
4:30pm to 6:00pm

During the Black Arts Movement, Black writers, artists, and activists founded publishing houses, magazines and journals, and embraced an aesthetic that they believed to be quintessentially Black. The movement accompanied the Black Power movement in both timing and attitude. Sonia Sanchez, notable Black Arts Movement poet and author of 16 books, will speak about the Black Arts Movement’s place in literary history, as well as the role of Black poetry today. Preceding her talk will be Komozi Woodard, who is an associate professor of history at Sarah Lawrence College, and has written extensively about Amiri Baraka’s poetry and the Black Arts Movement.