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    Protest & Black Arts Movement

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    black arts movement
    1960-1975; presents ideals inherited from the harlem renaissance; embraces revolution
    black nationalism
    sense of belonging to a community greater than your own; not a closely gov. tied nationalism more of a cultural tie; goal was to show how personal/political are one; reflects african ideals/history
    values of black nationalism
    black power, afrocentrism, self transformation, commitment to community
    subject matter, way a work of art is developed, perspective/ way of thinking that is good in sense of values
    takes back/ transforms cultural appropiation
    Year of independence; Baraka visits cuba; post-colonial era
    civil rights act
    malcolm x gets assassinated
    amiri baraka
    birthname leroi jones; converted to islamic religion & changed his name; transformed from eurocentric to afrocentric
    malcolm x
    adopted x as last name going from little to x dropping slavery from his last name; creative/taking control
    stands for black arts repertory theater & school; founded by Amiri Baraka in 1965
    beats movement
    important authors: Allen Gensburg & Jack Kerolac
    rejecting cherished beliefs; ex. burning the american flag; common forms include experimentation, poetic form, typography, sexual desire, beauty
    black venacular
    describes the written representation of black dialect from black perspective instead of the white perspective
    joyfulness; describes overflow, tied to female sexuality (nikki giovanni’s beautiful black men, end of stanza 2)
    new breed men
    another name for black nationalism (Nikki Giovanni’s beautiful black men)
    when a poem addresses an inanimate object that can come alive (Amiri baraka’s black art, “Put it on him poem”)
    hatred towards woman (amiri baraka’s black art, mulatto woman)

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