Black Arts

Poets comprised a large part of the Black Arts movement of the 1960s and 1970s that celebrated Black art and culture, often in connection to radical politics.

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Title Black Arts Type of Content School of Poetry
Number/Poets 4 Number/Members 1
Originally Posted 17 Apr 2013 Number/Content 4
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Amiri Baraka Portrait
Amiri Baraka

Born Everett Leroy Jones to a middle-class family in Newark, New Jersey, the son of a postal employee and social worker, Amiri Baraka was educated at Rutgers, Howard, and Columbia universities.

Black Arts

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Carolyn M. Rodgers Portrait
Carolyn Rodgers

Carolyn Rodgers grew up in Chicago’s South Side, where her intellectual and political vision was shaped in part by the Organization of Black African Culture and by poet Gwendolyn Brooks.

Black Arts

African
Male

Gwendolyn Brooks Portrait
Gwendolyn Brooks

Gwendolyn Brooks was born in Topeka, Kansas. Her mother was a schoolteacher, her father a janitor. The family moved to Chicago almost immediately, and there Brooks spent most of her life.

Black Arts

African
Female

Welton Smith Portrait
Welton Smith

Welton Smith, who was born in Houston, Texas, is the author of Penetration (1972), a collection of poems, and The Roach Riders, a play.

Black Arts

African
Male

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