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Black Arts movement

Subject Source: Library of Congress Subject Headings

Found in 9 Collections and/or Records:

Alternate ROOTS records

Identifier: 803
Content Description The records of Alternate ROOTS at the Amistad Research Center (ARC) consists of the entire body of the activities of the organization and its members from late 1975 to 2017. The records document a thorough and thoughtful exploration of the arts as a form of social justice. At 111 linear feet, the records consist of correspondence and memoranda, minutes of meetings, newsletters, publicity materials, policy papers, and printed ephemera, as well as an extensive collection of electronic media...
Dates: 1975-2017

Dashiki Project Theatre records

Identifier: 477
Content Description

The records of the New Orleans-based Dashiki Project Theatre consist of three scrapbooks containing newspaper clippings on the organization and reviews of its productions, as well as photographs of productions, programs, handbills, and correspondence. The scrapbooks cover the founding of the Theatre in 1968 through 1982.

Dates: Other: 1968-1982

Tom Dent papers

Identifier: 117
Scope and Contents The papers of Tom Dent provide a rich documentary source in the areas of African American literature and theater, the Civil Rights Movement, and the society and culture of New Orleans. The collection encompasses 149 linear feet of correspondence, literary manuscripts, oral history interviews, photographs, financial records, and memorabilia generated by one of New Orleans' most treasured poets, playwrights, and oral historians. Dent was a prolific writer of letters, poetry, and...
Dates: Created: 1861-1998; Other: Majority of material found in 1959-1998; Other: Date acquired: 01/01/1976

Senga Nengudi papers

Identifier: 794
Processing Information This project was made possible in part by the Institute of Museum and Library Services award MH-245560-OMS-20. Content Description Senga Nengudi papers compile records reflecting more than fifty years of Nengudi’s career and personal life. The papers of Senga Nengudi mainly document her artistic career as a sculptor and performance artist encompassing correspondence, ephemera and photographs. Images and documentation for Nengudi’s...
Dates: 1952-2021, undated

Nkombo Publications records

Identifier: 467
Scope and Contents This collection documents the literary production and intergroup collaboration of Nkombo Publications, one of the best-organized and most active groups affiliated with the Southern extension of the Black Arts Movement. These records include outgoing and incoming correspondence, published and unpublished manuscripts from both well-known and lesser-known poets of the Black Arts Movement, collected publications and ephemera, and financial documents. The records span the late 1960s and early...
Dates: Created: 1968-1974; Other: Date acquired: 03/22/1995

John O'Neal papers

Identifier: 279
Scope and Contents The papers highlight the personal and professional life of John M. O'Neal, Jr. The John O'Neal papers consist of 25.94 linear feet and document O'Neal's artistic style and vision as an African American actor, director, playwright, and community and civil rights activist. The papers are of interest for studying the southern Black Arts Movement and more specifically the Black Theater Movement; the Free Southern Theater; the Civil Rights Movement; voter rights registration; race relations;...
Dates: Created: 1927-1999; Other: Majority of material found in 1970-1989; Other: Date acquired: 02/01/1983

Harold Sylvester Papers

Identifier: 765
Scope and Contents The papers of film and television actor, writer, and producer, Harold Sylvester, span over forty years, highlighting not only his career in Hollywood, but also his early theater work in New Orleans, Louisiana. Of note in the papers is Sylvester's participation as a player in the 1965 secret basketball game between the all-black St. Augustine High School team and the all-white Jesuit High School team in New Orleans. In addition, his time as the first African American basketball scholarship...
Dates: Created: 1965-2012; Other: Majority of material found in 1976-2005; Other: Date acquired: 11/03/2014

Jerry W. Ward papers

Identifier: 413
Scope and Contents The papers of literary scholar Jerry Ward include correspondence regarding his teaching career, submissions of works to academic journals, and letters regarding his work with the Coordinating Council of Literary Magazines. Included are various examples of Ward's writings, including scholarly essays, interviews, and critical reviews. The papers also consist of fiction and poetry by Ward, as well as news clippings, programs, announcements, and his dissertation, "Richard Wright and His American...
Dates: Created: 1973-2007; Other: Date acquired: 09/30/1992

Jerry W. Ward papers addendum

Identifier: 413-1
Content Description This collection contains academic, professional and personal correspondence, writings, lecture notes, collected writings, ephemera and newspaper clippings that were generated during Dr. Jerry Ward’s teaching career at Tougaloo College and Dillard University, and from his work as a literary critic. This addendum also includes materials related to his post-retirement activities. Items of note include materials from an unfinished book project with Dr. Reginald Martin; working texts for the book...
Dates: Other: 1975-2019