A Review of Studies of the Black Arts Movement

Yunli ZHAO


The 1960s witnessed the most tumultuous period with emergence of varieties of movements, one of which is the Black Arts Movement. As an influential and controversial literary movement in American history, the Black Arts Movement was overlooked and paid less attention to for a rather long period of time. Currently, the Black Arts Movement has been recognized as the most influential cultural movement in American history rather than a short-lived failure. Since 2000, there has been a upsurge of the research into the Black Arts Movement. This review pertaining to this movement attempts to sum up the relevant study in this field with the purpose of facilitating scholars’ in-depth research in the days to come.


The black arts movement; Significance, Review; Black arts; Black power

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DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.3968/12107


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