Saturday, January 25, 2014
Black Arts West: The Black Arts Movement and its influences, UC Merced, Feb 28-March 2, 2014
Black Arts West Theatre, Fillmore Street, San Francisco, 1966, was organized by Marvin X, Ed Bullins, Ethna Wyatt (Hurriyah Asar), Hillary Broadous, Duncan Barber and Carl Bossiere. Danny Glover also performed at BAW. In 1967, Marvin X, Eldridge Cleaver, Ed Bullins and Ethna Wyatt, organized the Black House political/cultural center on Broderick St., San Francisco. Black House later became headquarters of the Black Panther Party. After his release from prison in 1971, Marvin X organized the Black Educational Theatre in Fresno, CA, then moved BET to San Francisco's Fillmore District on O'farrel between Fillmore and Webster. Sun Ra and his Arkestra worked with Marvin X at this time, also Victor Willis (Village People), choreographer Raymond Sawyer and dancer Charlene Hunter, et al..
A Kim McMillan/Marvin X Production
sponsored by the University of California, Merced