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Black Arts Movement

Two ErasLinked in Love, Battle and Literature:
Scenes From the Black Arts Movement and the Harlem Renaissance.

Black Arts Movement

Zora Neale Hurston: Mules and Men and LeRoi Jones: Dutchman and The Slave

Visit the exhibit, Two Eras Linked in Love, Battle and Literature: Scenes From the Black Arts Movement and the Harlem Renaissance. On display throughout 2016, this comprehensive look at these two dynamic eras in American history depicts a story of love, struggle and change. Take a tour and view rare books, documents, photographs and historical narrative that presents an up close and personal view of times when the world was watching. The Black Arts Movement and the Harlem Renaissance were two explosive periods of time in which Black people claimed and embraced their cultural identity and penned masterpiece compositions that let the world know what was going on in the minds and lives of the people, and in the cities and neighborhoods across America. Authors, songwriters, activists, scholars, professors, poets, playwrights and prophets were cultivated and grew out of two movements that brought the world into the lives of Black folk. Take a tour and feel the power and presence of the Black Arts Movement and the Harlem Renaissance.