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Thursday, February 13, 2014
Black Arts Conference at UC Merced, Feb 28 through March 2, Merced CA
Revolutionary Black Art by Elizabeth Catlett Mora Black Arts Conference at UC Merced
An international conference on the Black Arts Movement will draw world-renowned scholars, musicians and artists, and offer new scholarship and perspectives on the 1960s and 1970s movement.
The International Conference on the Black Arts Movement and Legacies, scheduled Feb. 28 through March 2 at UC Merced, will provide opportunities to hear and appreciate the elders, activists and artists who proclaimed “black is beautiful” in their art, music, poetry and writings, while also shedding light on recent assessments of the movement, according to a UC Merced news release.
Askia Toure, Ishmael Reed, Marvin X, Eugene Redmond, Umar Bin Hassan, Nathan Hare, Emory Douglas, Judy Juanita, Avotcja and other key writers, musicians and artists from the Black Arts and Black Power movements will discuss their work and perform at the conference, according to a campus press release.
Scholarly panels, poetry, art, theater presentations and workshops on a wide variety of topics from the state of black studies in America to the impact of the Black Arts Movement past and present are on the agenda, according to the release.