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Recovering the Lost Origins of the Black Arts Movement in Greenwich Village, Harlem, and San Francisco

Tuesday, February 13, 2018 at 6:30 pm

Starr Foundation Hall, Room UL102, University Center 63 Fifth Avenue, New York, NY 10003

The Black Arts Movement inspired the creation of some eight hundred black theaters and cultural centers, where a generation of writers and artists forged a new and enduring cultural vision. Exploring its centers in Greenwich Village, Harlem, and San Francisco illuminate important aspects of Black History and the Black Arts Movement, which Professor Komozi Woodard will cover through this talk. 

Komozi Woodard is a professor of history at Sarah Lawrence College. He is the author of A Nation Within a Nation; a co-editor of Black Power 50 (The New Press); and the editor of The Black Power Movement, Part I; Freedom North; Groundwork; and Want to Start a Revolution? 

Co-sponsored by the Greenwich Village Society for Historic Preservation and The New School.

Image: Jean-Michel Basquiat, Tuxedo, 1982-83 (detail). Courtesy of GVSHP.

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Lectures and Panel Discussions


General Public


Art and Design, Humanity, Society, Social Justice


Schools of Public Engagement


Fine Arts, History, Politics, Storytelling and Communication, Race and Ethnicity, Writing


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