Tuesday, February 3, 2015

Alameda County Supervisors Commend the Black Arts Movement 50th Anniversary

Elena Seranno, Director of Eastside Arts, Alameda County Supervisor Marvin Keith Carson and Black Arts Movement co-founder Marvin X. Elena and Marvin X received Commendation from Alameda Country Board of Supervisors acknowledging the 50th Anniversary of the Black Arts Movement, founded on the east coast by Amiri Baraka with his Black Arts Repertory School in Harlem, 1965,  and on the west coast by Marvin X and his Black Arts West Theatre in the Fillmore District of San Francisco, 1966. On Saturday, Feb. 7, Laney College will celebrate the 50th Anniversary of BAM, the most radical artistic and literary movement in American history. The Laney College event is free and happens all day thru 8pm. Call 510-200-4164 for more information or to make a generous donation to the Black Arts Movement 27 City Tour and the Black Arts Movement District that has been declared on 14th Street, downtown Oakland, from Martin Luther King, Jr. Way to Alice Street.
Photo By Adam Turner

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