This Black Arts Movement special edition of Africology: The Journal on Pan African Studies is dedicated to storyteller and cultural worker Mr. Peter Barrett (April 19, 1964 - March 14, 2017). Mr. Barrett embodied the spirit of the Black Arts Movement and represented countless men and women across the United States that taught Black Culture and are recognized in their communities because not only are they our cultural libraries but also our planetary service workers who are making a difference through the spoken word.
"They say when a Jali goes into the next world; it is like a library being burned"
The heart of this special edition is dedicated to the memory of educator and community activist Ida Mae Johnson of Merced, California. Ida was born on April 3, 1951 in...