TITLE

In Our Own Terms

AUTHOR(S)
Davis, Thulani
PUB. DATE
January 1999
SOURCE
Defining Ourselves: Black Writers in the 90s;1999, p155
SOURCE TYPE
Book
DOC. TYPE
Article
ABSTRACT
The article considers the political responsibility of African American writers in the U.S. This notion can be discussed by questioning whether political issues and political responsibilities are reflected in the work now, as in times in the past. To elaborate, a reading a list of works that were made from 1959 to 1971 is reviewed. During that period African American writers were said to have been producing an enormous amount of politically conscious work. In 1968, Ed Bullins and Larry Neal produced the summer issue of The Drama Review which opened with Bullins's reflections on the death of Martin Luther King, Jr. and Larry Neal's manifesto of the Black Arts Movement. It was really during the 1970s that experimentation took place in every black art form, creating the development of avant-garde movements in dance, music, literature, theater and film.
ACCESSION #
19425528

 

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