"Two factors led to the widespread appreciate of poetry, curriculum changes, the rise of feminist and multi-cultural writing and Hip Hop as an international force: Malcolm X, and the Black Arts Movement. "
"Knowing that the Black Arts Movement was a logical moment in the ongoing evolving of African-generated arts is a matter of common sense rather than one of academic acrobatics."
Jerry W. Ward, Jr.
"We are in the midst of what can be seen as a second wave of appreciation and exploration of the cultural genius of the Black Arts Movement. Amiri Baraka, Larry Neal, Haki Madhubuti, Sonia Sanchez, Askia Toure, Kalamu ya Salaam and countless other voices moved us toward new understandings of Black identity in the late 60s and early 70s. Now we find ourselves in a moment in which their art and their thought were never more relevant."
Henry Louis Gates, Jr.
Alphonse Fletcher University Professor, Harvard University
"The civic, cultural, and literary voices of BAM raised all our spirits, all our hopes, all our humanity, and built up our pride."
Red Beans & Ricely Yours,
Dr. Mona Lisa Saloy, Author, Folklorist, Conrad N...