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Wednesday, December 12, 2012

The Queen of Black Arts West and Black House

This photo appeared in Black Dialogue Magazine, San Francisco, 1966

Ethna X Wyatt, aka Shahidah Hurriyah Asar, Queen of Black Arts West Theatre, San Francisco, 1966,
co-founder along with Marvin X, Ed Bullins, Hillary X Broadous, Duncan X Barber, Carl Bossiere. The queen also co-founded The Black House, San Francisco, 1967, along with Marvin X, Eldridge Cleaver, Ed Bullins and Willie Dale.

During the 1980s, she became  the chief market woman at the Berkeley Flea Market with her concept of the general store, then the queen adopted five children and bought land in South Carolina where she resides and raises fowl. We give praise and honor to the queen!

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