The Black Arts Movement was
the creative arm of the Black Power Movement. As
the Movement's poets, dramatists, and writers used
the language and musical styles of Black people, they
changed the way in which black people were to be represented
in literature. These artists read, performed and discussed
their ideas on college campuses throughout the United
A. "New Black Renaissance." Negro Digest 11 (November 1961) : 52-58.
H.W. " Negro Writers in the United States." Ebony, (November 1964, p. 126-128.
Henry Louis and Nellie Y. McKay, eds. The Norton Anthology of African American Literature.
York: W. W. Norton & Co., 1997. Founders
Reference Desk, PS 508 N3 N67 1967
This anthology contains examples of the literature of the Black Arts Movement, 1960-1970.
A chronology of the cultural and political events of the 60s is located on pages 2619-2621.
J. O. "The Artist and the Black University." Black Scholar 1 (November 1969) : 61-65.
D. "Writers Converge at Fisk University." Negro Digest 15 (June 1966) : 54-68.
Randall, D. "Report on the Black Arts Convention (Detroit, June 24-26 1966)." Negro Digest 15
(August 1966) : 54-58.
"Tasks of the Negro Writer as Artist; A Symposium." Negro Digest 14
(April 1965) : 54-83.
Theatre and Music
of Women Owen Dodson's Pageant Premiered at Bennet College." Afro-American-
Baltimore, 11 November 1950, p. 8.
Jazz Goes to College." Sepia 18 (August 1969) : 26-29.
"In Splendid Error," Spelman Messenger, November
1967, p. 8-11.
"Myra Harris of Chicago City College System (Wilson Branch) Will Tour Europe in Integrated Drama
Guild To Do Plays." Jet, 12
March 1959, p. 27.
on Theatre, Drama Art.” Pittsburgh Courier, June 1952, p.17
"The Playmakers from Florida A. and M. Univ., Tallahassee, Florida to Make 3-month Tour of Africa Beginning in Oct. '58." Jet 26 June 1958, p. 59.
"Howard University Student Edward Hall to Star on P. Morris Playhouse," Afro-American-Baltimore, 24 May
1952, p. 6.
“Howard University Choir will tour 6 Eastern cities from April 13-20,” New
York Amsterdam News,
14 April 1962, p.2.
“To Open Howard University's Music Season,” Journal and Guide (Norfolk/All Editions), 1 September
1962, p. 14.
College Students Participate in College Art Section
of Annual Arts Festival, Piedmont Park,
Atlanta, Georgia - Paintings." Spelman Messenger, May 1961, p. 37.
Morgan Students Paint Massive 32 ft Abstract
Mural in Refectory: Yvonne Brown, Charles A.
Johnson." Chicago Defender, 16 April 1960, p. 11.
Coleman, Art Student from Baltimore, Is 1st Negro
to Climb Europe's Highest Peak." Our
World, January 1954, p. 16-19.
Television and Radio Programs
"Belafonte Singers, Maheba & Student
Sitdown Program May 11." Journal and Guide (Norfolk/All Editions), 7 May 1960, p. 8.
Peaks, Football Star at Michigan State Univ.,
is Also MC of All-Student TV Variety Show."
Jet 2 May 1957, p. 54.
Lynch, James E. “ Radio in a Black University.” Educational Broadcasting Review (April
- Goes to College [Fisk]." Jet, 27
February 1958, p. 50-52.
"Stanley Robertson Named Student General Manager of KUSC-TV at UCLA." Jet, 6
June 1957, p. 60.
Motion Pictures and Documentaries
"Ain't Gonna Shuffle No More" in Eyes on the Prize II,
Volume 5. Henry Hampton, Executive Producer. Blackside, Inc. and the Corporation for Public Broadcasting, 1986-1987. Media Center, E185.615 .E94 1986 VHS Includes
footage of the student take-over at Howard in the
"America's Civil Rights Years" in Eyes on the Prize. Henry Hampton, Executive Producer. Blackside, Inc., 1986-1987. Media
Center, E185.615 .E94 1986 VHS
7th & T [video
recording]. Silver Spring, MD: Telescope Productions, 1987. Produced
by Jay Barchas and David C. Herman; directed
by David C. Herman; editor, David C. Herman;
writers, Joe Marx, Yale P. Lewis.
As the premiere stage for Afro-American performers,
the theater, located at 7th & T Sts. in Washington,
D.C., was the focal point of the neighborhood
during the 50's and 60's. The history of the theater and the neighborhood
are discussed. PN2277 W32 H67 1987
Eyes on the Prize. produced and directed by Blackside, Inc. and Corporation for Public Broadcasting, 6 videocassettes, 360 min., 1986-1987,PBS Video.
FBI'S War Against Black America. 50 min.,
Details the crusade against the Panthers and others that the FBI deemed as enemies of the country, including Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.
Grace Amazing. 60 min., Video Marketplace.
The only black-produced documentary on the inspiring life of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.
Fabulous '60s: Complete 10 vol. Set.
approx. 40-47 min. each, MPI Media Group.
A video history of the social, political and military turmoil of a decade that changed our lives forever-as did the decade's music, Woodstock and the Summer of Love.
Of The '60s. 30 min., Video Marketplace.
Recalls the fads that became national pastimes--Go Go girls, fallout shelters, The pill, Woodstock, etc.
"Filming of 'Ralph Bunche Story' Starts in Hollywood." Afro-American-Baltimore, 21 September 1963, p. 11.
Ride' Produced by the Social Action Committee
of the AME Church with James Farmer as
Commentator." CORE-LATOR, April 1962, p. 1.
"King, from Montgomery to Memphis." Ebony,
April 1970, p 172-174.
Franklin, Assistant Film Director Once a Theology
Student.” New York
Amsterdam News, January 1965, p. 14.
Film Web Sites
Alternative Videos. Specializes in Black videos of the 60s and the 70s.
Morris Library, Southern Illinois Carbondale .
A large collection of films on race, civil rights,
and the Black American experience.
1960s Retrospective Links