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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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Jayne Cortez 1934-2012 Black Arts, Jazz Poetry
Gwendolyn Brooks 1917-2000 Black Arts
Amiri Baraka 1934-2014 Slam/Spoken Word, Black Arts, Jazz Poetry