A beautiful tribute to the higher art side of
the post-Civil Rights years – served up in a larger monograph from an exhibition at the Tate Museum – which pulled together examples from many different strands of
underground work from the mid 60s through the early 80s! Contents include photographs, paintings, collages, and more public material – including some posters and publications – and the book divides
the material along different scenes and settings – with sections on Art & Unrest In Los Angeles, The Black Emergency Cultural Coalition, The Studio Museum In Harlem, Amiri Baraka & The Black Arts Movement, Spiral & The March
On Washington, Black Art Debates In Pamphlets & Magazines, Emory Douglas & The Black Panther Party Newspaper, Avant Garde Filmmakers, Black Women Artists, AfriCobra, and Beauford Delaney & James Baldwin. The first large section of
the book features images with introductory text – and another section features long essays with images, written by Zoe Whitley and Mark Godfrey. The last smaller section features recollections by Samella Lewis, Edmund Barry Gaither, Linda Goode Bryant, and others. Book is heavy, full color throughout, and 256 pages.