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Building the Black Arts Movement: Hoyt Fuller and the Cultural Politics of the 1960s
by Jonathan Fenderson
University of Illinois Press, 2019
Paper: 978-0-252-08422-5 | eISBN: 978-0-252-05127-2 | Cloth: 978-0-252-04243-0
Library of Congress Classification E185.97.F87F46 2019
Dewey Decimal Classification 700.8996073

As both an activist and the dynamic editor of Negro Digest, Hoyt W. Fuller stood at the nexus of the Black Arts Movement and the broader black cultural politics of his time. Jonathan Fenderson uses historical snapshots of Fuller's life and achievements to rethink the period and establish Fuller's important role in laying the foundation for the movement. In telling Fuller's story, Fenderson provides provocative new insights into the movement's international dimensions, the ways the movement took shape at the local level, the impact of race and other factors, and the challenges--corporate, political, and personal--that Fuller and others faced in trying to build black institutions. An innovative study that approaches the movement from a historical perspective, Building the Black Arts Movement is a much-needed reassessment of the trajectory of African American culture over two explosive decades.

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