This week we are turning to look at the Black Arts Movement of the 60s and 70s.
Watch: To set up our discussion this week, please watch Black Theatre: The Making of a Movement a full-length documentary directed by Woodie King Jr.
Choose one or both:
Adrienne Kennedy, Funnyhouse of a Negro (Brooklyn Ebook Central)
or Amiri Baraka Dutchman (Archive.org)
Optional: Read Baraka’s essay “There is no Revolution Without the People” (1972)
Let Nobody Turn Us Around : An African American Anthology, edited by Manning Marable, and Leith Mullings, Rowman & Littlefield Publishers, 2009. ProQuest Ebook Central, https://ebookcentral.proquest.com/lib/brooklyn-ebooks/detail.action?docID=467152.
Finally, please read this 2005 piece “New Black Math” by Suzan-Lori Parks
How have things changed or not changed? What do you think? Respond to whatever strikes you this particular week. Please also choose a quote that you found particularly powerful or important and tell us why.