This essay outlines the development and activities of the Black Arts Repertory Theater/School. Its members set up classes on history, politics, and drama; hosted plays, poetry readings, and new music concerts; and stalked through the community preaching about Blackness. Despite its trials, including fighting among members and criticism from the rest of the art world, the theater and school, along with the Black Arts Movement, has made a significant impact. The continuing task faced by revolutionary Black artists and intellectuals is to further the Cultural Revolution.
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Research Article| November 01 2011
The Black Arts Movement: Its Meaning and Potential
Amiri Baraka, formerly known as LeRoi Jones, is a writer of poetry, essays, fiction, drama, and music criticism. Recognized for his sometimes controversial work, the activist has taught at a number of universities. His most recent work, Digging: The Afro-American Soul of American Classical Music (2010), won the American Book Award
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Nka (2011) 2011 (29): 22–31.
Amiri Baraka; The Black Arts Movement: Its Meaning and Potential. Nka 1 November 2011; 2011 (29): 22–31. doi: https://doi.org/10.1215/10757163-1496300
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