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Black arts movement

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A contextualizing powerpoint to be used in tandem with a live broadcast in an online course concerning African American Literature.

A contextualizing powerpoint to be used in tandem with a live broadcast in an online course concerning African American Literature.

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  • Some say it stopped after the 70’s, but that’s debatable Briefly describe Black Power Movement Briefly describe each term
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    • 1. Overview  Background Info  The Origins  Goals of Movement  Sections from “Black Arts” by Amiri Baraka  Conclusions
    • 2. Background  Originated in the 1960’s  Termed the sister movement of the Black Power Movement  Some key-terms  Pan-Africanism  Black Nationalism  Cultural Sovereignty  Black Solidarity
    • 3. The Origins  After the assassination of Malcolm X, Amiri Baraka (then LeRoi Jones) moves from Lower East Side Manhattan to Harlem, starting the Black Arts Repertory Theatre/School (BARTS). This was thought of as the formal beginning of the movement  Baraka’s poem “Black Arts” is thought of as the manifesto for the movement
    • 4. Goals/Purposes of the Movement  http://youtu.be/8FDdFsa-198  Clip gives insight on the artists perspectives  To give life and legitimacy to Black Epistemologies (Less Radical)  To promote and advocate Black Solidarity (More Radical)
    • 5. Looking @ “Black Arts” by Baraka  Poems are bullshit unless they are teeth or trees or lemons piled on a step. Or black ladies dying of men leaving nickel hearts beating them down  We want live words of the hip world live flesh & coursing blood.  we want "poems that kill.” Assassin poems, Poems that shoot guns.
    • 6. “Black Arts” cont…  Let Black people understand that they are the lovers and the sons of warriors and sons of warriors Are poems & poets & all the loveliness here in the world  We want a black poem. And a Black World. Let the world be a Black Poem And Let All Black People Speak This Poem Silentlyor LOUD
    • 7. Conclusions  Most implications were on literary canons  Literary works can be more than just written text  Emphasis on the oratory  Controversies