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Libraries to Host Black Arts Movement Pop-Up Exhibition
Syracuse University Libraries’ Special Collections Research Center (SCRC) is hosting a special pop-up exhibit on the Black Arts Movement (BAM) on Wednesday, Feb. 19, from 5:15 to 6:15 p.m. on the sixth floor of Bird Library. It is designed to complement the Humanities Center’s Syracuse Symposium-sponsored lecture, “Black Music and Black Power in the Era of #BlackLivesMatter” by Mark Lomax, which will be held the same evening from 6:30-7:30 p.m. in the Peter Graham Scholarly Commons in Bird Library.
SCRC staff will have rare and archival materials related to BAM available for viewing and listening during the exhibition in the Spector Room (Room 608) and Hillyer Room (Room 606).
The SCRC is home to rare materials on activism, social reform and radicalism in the arts. BAM, an African American led arts movement, occurred approximately between 1965 and 1975. This renaissance of black pride illuminated black life amidst and in reaction to the vast cultural, political and social upheaval of the times through poetry and small press publications, plays, illustrations, artwork and more. Works related to a vibrant nucleus of poets, thinkers, dramatists and artists—such as Imamu Amiri Baraka, Sonia Sanchez, Emory Douglas, Ntozake Shange, Dudley Randall, Nikki Giovanni, Askia M. Touré, Haki R. Madhubuti—are held in the collections of SCRC.
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