Amiri Baraka’s Black Arts movement led to the development of hundreds of black cultural centers and theaters. Furthermore, many artists of African descent were inspired to valorize Africa and the African Diaspora through different mediums. This photo includes some of the writers, poets, artists, and intellectuals who reflect the diversity of talents nurtured during the Black Arts movement.
Left to right, top to bottom: [Unidentified], Ishmael Reed, Jayne Cortez, Léon-Gontran Damas, Romare Bearden, Larry Neal, Nikki Giovanni and Evelyn Neal.
Photographs and Prints Division, Schomburg Center for Research in Black Culture, The New York Public Library.