The Black Aesthetic.
- Amiri Baraka
- Black Arts Repertory Theater
Imagination will often carry us to worlds that never were. But without it we go nowhere.
The Black Arts Movement was politically militant; Baraka described its goal as “to create an art, a literature that would fight for black people’s liberation with as much intensity as Malcolm X our ‘Fire Prophet’ and the rest of the enraged masses who took to the streets.” Drawing on chants, slogans, and rituals of call and response, Black Arts poetry was meant to be politically galvanizing