Tuesday, December 18, 2007

The Black Arts Movement, Part II

Yesterday at San Francisco State University, students met in the Jack Adams auditorium to reestablish the Black Arts Movement, Their action was in response to comments by Amiri Baraka when he was on campus a few weeks ago At a reception which included members of the original Black Students Union who caused a revolution to establish Black Studies forty years ago, Baraka chided a drama student. He was so shaken that he did research on BAM and realized several students from SFSU were BAM originators, including Marvin X, Jimmy Garett and Danny Glover. The student searched Google for BAM documents and incorporated them into his position paper presented yesterday to the New Black Arts Movement members. Black Panther Minister of Culture, Emory Douglas and Marvin X were present, along with members of the Ethnic Studies faculty. We will keep you updated on the progress of BAM II. A National Tour is planned for sometime next year which will include Amiri Baraka, Sonia Sanchez, Askia Toure, The Last Poets, Marvin X, along with conscious Hip Hop poets, to make it an inter generational tour. On the BAM tour, contact Marvin X or Amiri Baraka.

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