This book will add immeasurably to our ability to understand and teach a crucial aspect of modern African American and American literary history. Something crucial involving race and art overtook American culture in the 1960s and 1970s, and the nation would never be the same again -- a seismic shift that had everything to do with the political, cultural, and aesthetic impact of the confrontational Black Arts and Black Power movements.
A major anthology of readings from the Black Arts Movement
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This book has the potential to be an amazing teaching and research tool and should appeal to a wide audience of scholars and academics across a variety of fields from sociology and literary studies, to Africana studies and history. The introduction alone provides an invaluable account of the cultural output, impact, and legacy of the Black Arts Movement for scholars and students.
Meet the Author
John H. Bracey Jr. is professor of Afro-American studies at the University of Massachusetts Amherst.
Sonia Sanchez, poet and playwright, is professor emerita of English at Temple University.
James Smethurst is professor of Afro-American studies at the University of Massachusetts Amherst.
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