Friday, July 1, 2016
Black Arts Movement Conference Southern Style, co-sponsored by Harvard University, Dillard University, New Orleans, Sept. 9-11
We are in the midst of what can be seen as a second wave of appreciation and exploration of the cultural genius of the Black Arts Movement. Amiri Baraka, Larry Neal, Haki Madhubuti, Sonia Sanchez, Askia Toure, Kalamu ya Salaam, Marvin X and countless other voices moved us toward new understandings of Black identity in the late 60s and early 70s. Now we find ourselves in a moment in which their art and their thought were never more relevant.
--Henry Louis Gates, Jr.
Alphonse Fletcher University Professor, Harvard University