The Black Arts Movement: It’s Meaning and Potential, an essay by Amiri Baraka

In this 2011 essay, Amiri Baraka, one of the catalysts of the Black Arts Movement of the 60s, reflects on the context, development, and people who gave life and shape to the movement. Throughout, Elder Baraka reflects on the role of being a revolutionary AND an artist. For him, this role remains one of fostering collective self-awareness, self-determination, and focus for a people seeking Liberation.