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Sunday, December 14, 2014
Marvin X recruits Black Arts Movement Dream Team at Marcus Books Benefit--Photos by South Park Kenny Johnson
At the benefit for Marcus Books, Saturday, Marvin X took the opportunity to recruit people for his dream team to participate in the Bay Area celebration of the Black Arts Movement's 50th Anniversary.
The event featured performances by actors Delroy Lindo, Danny Glover and Shabaka Henley. Attorney John Burris participated in the panel discussion on the Black Man.
Marvin X and Danny Glover attended San Francisco State University where Marvin's first play Flowers for the Trashman was produced by the drama department. Danny performed at Marvin's Black Arts West Theatre, San Francisco, 1966, in the Fillmore District. While Danny was part of the student strike at SFSU, 1968, a few months later, 1969, Marvin X was fighting to teach at Fresno State University but was removed on orders from Gov. Ronald Reagan. Gov. Reagan also removed Angela Davis from teaching at UCLA the same year, 1969.
Marvin X and "Speedy", long time political organizer.
The Black Man panelist: John Burris, Shabaka Henley, Danny Glover, Delroy Lindo
Former Black Panther Party Chairwoman Elaine Brown (Left), Marvin X, and Mama Ayanna of the Malcolm X Grass Roots Organization. Both women agreed to assist Marvin X with the Bay Area Black Arts Movement celebration, scheduled to open February 7, at the Laney College Art Gallery. As part of the BAM/Post News Group Isaiah 61 Project, the art of San Quentin inmates will be exhibited. At Oakland's Merritt College (Huey Newton, Bobby Seale and Marvin X were students at Merritt) the following week, February 11,12, 13, Marvin X and the Poet's Choir and Arkestra will perform at the Black Caucus of California Community Colleges Conference, under the leadership of Marlene C. Hurd. Call 510-200-4164 for more information.