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Spoken word presentation

  1. 1. SPOKEN WORDTHE BLACK ARTS MOVEMENT
  2. 2. THE HISTORY OF SPOKEN WORD• African story telling• Griots• History passed down orally• Poetry, music, song, dance, lessons, narratives
  3. 3. SPOKEN WORD IN THE BLACK ARTS MOVMEMENT• 1965 - mid 1970s• Riots, Murder of Malcolm X• LeRoi Jones wrote in 1965 , “we want poems that kill”• Political and artistic influences• Attack and eliminate white mainstream literary sensibilities• Radical performative speech and expression = literary power• Precedence to vernacular poetry, the dramatic arts, and Hip-Hop
  4. 4. Jayne cortez• Born in Arizona, 1936• Author of ten books of poems and has performed her poetry with music on 9 recordings• 1954; Married Ornette Coleman• 1964; Cofounded Watts Repertory Theater Program• 1969; Pissstained Stairs and the Monkey Man’s Wares 1st Collection• 1972: Bola Press• http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zcCHXSIFLfg
  5. 5. The last poetz• May 19, 1968, Marcus Garvey Park. East Harlem• Jalal Mansur Nurridin, Umar Bin Hassan, Abiodun Oyewole, Nilaja Obabi• 1970; self titled debut album• Late 60s – early 70s, Student Nonviolent Coordinating Committee, Students for a Democratic Society, Black Panther Party• Social ills: poverty, racism, classicism toward African Americans• This Is Madness (1971), jazzoetry• Key releases: The Last Poets, This Is Madness, Chastisement.
  6. 6. Gil scott-heron• April 1, 1949, Chicago, Ill.• Musical story telling: Poet, Writer, “Prophet” & Griot• Jackson, Tennessee ‘til age 12• NYC – Age 13 until death in May 2011• The Fieldston school, full scholarship• Black & Blues, Small Talk at 125 & Lenox, The Revolution Will Not Be Televised (1970)• “Witty satires, not so funny reality”• Whitey on the Moon
  7. 7. Nikki giovanni• “We write because we believe the human spirit cannot be tamed and should not be trained”• Black American, a daughter, a mother, a professor of English• Born Yolande Cornelia Giovanni Jr, Knoxville, Tennessee• Grad. Fisk University w/ Honors, 1967• Published Black Feeling, Black Talk (1967), Black Judgment (1968)• Poems “The True Import of Present Dialogue” and “The Great Pax White”• “Ego Tripping”
  8. 8. THE END
  9. 9. Sources• Mphande, Lupenga. “African Oral Literature”. Oxford African American Studies Center. Africana: The Encyclopedia of the African and African American Experience, Second Edition. Web. 23 Oct. 2012.• Aiello, Thomas. “Black Arts Movement”. Oxford African American Studies Center. Encyclopedia of African American History, 1896 to the Present: From the Age of Segregation to the Twenty-first Century. Web. 23 Oct. 2012.• Garret, Van. G. “Cortez, Jayne”. Oxford African American Studies Center. Encyclopedia of African American History, 1896 to the Present: From the Age of Segregation to the Twenty-first Century. Web. 23 Oct. 2012.• Wilkinson, Michelle J. “Cortez, Jayne”, Oxford African American Studies Center. The Concise Oxford Companion to African American Literature. Web. 23 Oct. 2012• ”Jayne Cortez.” jaynecortez08.com. Web. 23 Oct. 2012.• “Jayne Cortez”. Afropoets.net. Web. 23 Oct. 2012.• Hinton, Kaavonia. “Scott-Heron, Gil”. Oxford African American Studies Center. African American National Biography. Web. 23 Oct 2012.• Foster, Lloren A. “Scot-Heron, Gil”. Oxford African American Studies Center. Encyclopedia of African American History, 1896 to the Present: From the Age of Segregation to the Twenty-first Century. Web. 23 Oct 2012.• "Nikki Giovanni : Bio." Nikki Giovanni : Bio. Nikki Giovanni, n.d. Web. 12 Nov. 2012. http://nikki-giovanni.com/ibio.shtml.• Fowler, Virginia C.. "Giovanni, Nikki." Black Women in America, Second Edition. Ed. Darlene Clark HineNew York: Oxford UP, 2008. Oxford African American Studies Center. Mon Nov 12 01:43:02 EST 2012. <http://www.oxfordaasc.com/article/opr/t0003/e0161>

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