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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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Amiri Baraka 1934-2014 Slam/Spoken Word, Black Arts, Jazz Poetry
Gwendolyn Brooks 1917-2000 Black Arts
Jayne Cortez 1934-2012 Black Arts, Jazz Poetry
Henry Dumas 1934-1968 Black Arts
Mari Evans 1923- Black Arts
Nikki Giovanni 1943- Black Arts
Etheridge Knight 1931-1991 Black Arts
Haki Madhubuti 1942- Black Arts
Dudley Randall 1914-2000 Black Arts
Ishmael Reed 1938- Black Arts