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black arts movement

black arts movement in Culture
Black Arts Movement (BAM)

The cultural wing of the Black Power Movement prominent in the 1960s and 1970s. It inspired the establishment of black-owned publishing houses, magazines and journals, art institutions, and African-American studies within universities. Well-known writers and poets associated with the movement include Nikki Giovanni, Sonia Sanchez, and Amiri Baraka.

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