SNCC 50th Anniversary Conference Volume 25 - SNCC and the Black Arts Movement: "We Had to Change the Conversation"
FEATURED SPEAKERS A.B. Spellman (Poet, Author) Amiri Baraka (Poet, Playwright) Haki Madhubuti (Poet, Founder, Third World Press) Jamila Jones (Harambee Singers) John O'Neal (Free Southern Theater)
Focusing on artistic endeavor, Moderator A.B. Spellman describes this sessionís theme as "Where we came from, where we went, where we are and where we might go." John O'Neal, one of the founders of the Free Southern Theater, and Jamila Jones, a founder of the Harambee Singers, were directly involved with the Southern Movement and describe where artistic effort fit into that political struggle. Northern poets Amiri Baraka and Haki Madhubuti, describe the intersection and interaction between the southern struggle, its activists, and the nationwide Black arts movement in which they were key actors. The session examines the continuing engagement with the power of word and song.
Executive Producer: SNCC Legacy Project, Inc., Documentary Sub-Committee, Karen Spellman, Courtland Cox, Sharlene Kranz, Jennifer Lawson Gittens, Judy Richardson, Joyce Ladner, Charlie Cobb Producer: Natalie Bullock Brown/Ascension Productions Series Editor: Joseph Brandon Johnson Volume Editor: Joseph Brandon Johnson