Photos from Black Arts Movement events held by Marvin X, the co-founder of the West Coast branch of the Black Arts Movement.

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Women and the Black Arts Movement at BAM Conference at Laney College in Oakland, California: Elaine Brown, moderator. Panelists: Halifu Osumare, Judy Juanita, Portia Anderson, Phavia Kujichagulia, Aries Jordan (Ken Johnson photo credit).

Fundraising event for Marcus Books at Reverend Andriette Earl's Heart and Soul Spiritual Center. Panel with: John Burris, civil rights attorney, Barry Shabaka Henley, actor, filmmaker, activist; and others. At the gathering, Marvin X asked Danny Glover to support the 50th Anniversary Black Arts Movement Tour. The 27 City Tour is in memory of Amiri Baraka, who proposed the idea. Danny Glover supported the idea as did fellow actor, activist, Delroy Lindo, also at the event. Oakland City Council President Lynette Gibson McElhaney, and others, ratified February 2016, the Black Arts Business District in Oakland (Ken Johnson photo credit).

Poets Choir and Arkestra performing at Eastside Arts Alliance's Malcolm X Jazz Arts Festival, May 2015 at San Antoino Park in Oakland, California. Performing are: Val Serrant on Steel Drums; Earl Davis, trumpet; Destiny Muhammad, Hapist from the Hood; poets: Genny Lim, Aries Jordan, Tureeda Mikell; Tarika...

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