Black Arts Movement

Artists Kalup Linzy and Shinique Smith, who are featured in Barnes Foundation 30 Americans, talk about their influences, goals, Black arts movement and more.

The first thing that strikes many about Amiri Baraka‘s poetry, most especially his later works, is that it carried the sharp tone of an oppressed, angry people. It wasn’t flowery prose full of lofty life affirmations. It was the product of the frustration typically used when writing from a critical stance of a society that […]