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.
|name||years||schools & movements|
|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|