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150th Anniversary

Black Arts Movement Pop-up Exhibit

February 19, 2020 at 5:15pm6:15pm EST

Bird Library

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This exhibition will complement the Humanities Center’s Syracuse Symposium-sponsored lecture, “Black Music and Black Power in the Era of #BlackLivesMatter” by Dr. Mark Lomax, on Feb 19, 2020, from 6:30 PM to 7:30 PM in the Peter Graham Room, 114 Bird Library. SCRC staff will have rare and archival materials related to the Black Arts Movement (BAM).  The pop-up exhibition will be available for viewing and listening in room 608 Bird Library, Spector Room, and 606 Bird Library, Hillyer Room.

The Special Collections Research Center is home to rare materials on Activism, Social Reform, and Radicalism in the Arts. The Black Arts Movement (BAM), an African American led arts movement, occurred approximately between 1965 and 1975. This renaissance of Black Pride illuminated Black Life amidst and in reaction to the vast cultural, political, and social upheaval of the times through poetry and small press publications, plays, illustrations, artwork, and more. Works related to a vibrant nucleus of poets, thinkers, dramatists, and artists—such as Imamu Amiri Baraka, Sonia Sanchez, Emory Douglas, Ntozake Shange, Dudley Randall, Nikki Giovanni, Askia M. Touré, Haki R. Madhubuti—are held in the collections of SCRC.


This event was published on February 4, 2020.

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