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The Resource Encyclopedia of the Black Arts Movement, edited by Verner D. Mitchell, Cynthia Davis

Encyclopedia of the Black Arts Movement, edited by Verner D. Mitchell, Cynthia Davis

Label
Encyclopedia of the Black Arts Movement
Title
Encyclopedia of the Black Arts Movement
Statement of responsibility
edited by Verner D. Mitchell, Cynthia Davis
Contributor
Editor
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
"The Black Arts Movement (BAM) encompassed a group of artists, musicians, novelists, and playwrights whose work combined innovative approaches to literature, film, music, visual arts, and theatre. With a heightened consciousness of black agency and autonomy--along with the radical politics of the civil rights movement, the Black Muslims, and the Black Panthers--these figures represented a collective effort to defy the status quo of American life and culture. Between the late 1950s and the end of the 1970s, the movement produced some of America's most original and controversial artists and intellectuals. In Encyclopedia of the Blacks Arts Movement, Verner D. Mitchell and Cynthia Davis have collected essays on the key figures of the movement, including Maya Angelou, James Baldwin, Amiri Baraka, Nikki Giovanni, Larry Neal, Sun Ra, Sonia Sanchez, Ntozake Shange, and Archie Shepp. Additional entries focus on Black Theatre magazine, the Negro Ensemble Company, lesser known individuals--including Kathleen Collins, Tom Dent, Bill Gunn, June Jordan, and Barbara Ann Teer--and groups, such as AfriCOBRA and the New York Umbra Poetry Workshop. The Black Arts Movement represented the most prolific expression of African American literature since the Harlem Renaissance of the 1920s. Featuring essays by contemporary scholars and rare photographs of BAM artists, Encyclopedia of the Blacks Arts Movement is an essential reference for students and scholars of twentieth-century American literature and African American cultural studies." -- Provided by publisher
Cataloging source
LBSOR/DLC
Illustrations
  • illustrations
  • portraits
Index
index present
LC call number
NX512.3.A35
LC item number
E53 2019
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
  • bibliography
  • encyclopedias
http://library.link/vocab/relatedWorkOrContributorDate
  • 1957-
  • 1946-
http://library.link/vocab/relatedWorkOrContributorName
  • Mitchell, Verner D.
  • Davis, Cynthia
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Black Panther Party
  • University of South Alabama
  • Black Arts movement
  • Black Arts movement
Label
Encyclopedia of the Black Arts Movement, edited by Verner D. Mitchell, Cynthia Davis
Instantiates
Publication
Copyright
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
1077511642
Dimensions
27 cm
Extent
xxvii, 382 pages
Isbn
9781538101452
Lccn
2018053986
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other control number
15870914
Other physical details
illustrations, portraits
System control number
(OCoLC)1077511642
Label
Encyclopedia of the Black Arts Movement, edited by Verner D. Mitchell, Cynthia Davis
Publication
Copyright
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
1077511642
Dimensions
27 cm
Extent
xxvii, 382 pages
Isbn
9781538101452
Lccn
2018053986
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other control number
15870914
Other physical details
illustrations, portraits
System control number
(OCoLC)1077511642

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