Black Arts Movement (BAM)

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Black Arts Movement (BAM)[edit]

The Black Arts Movement (BAM) was the artistic branch of the Black Power movement, and was started in Harlem by writer and activist Amiri Baraka. The Black Arts Repertory Theatre is a key institution of the BAM. This can be considered one of the most important times in African-American literature due to the fact that it inspired black people to establish their own publishing houses, magazines, journals and art institutions as well as leading to the creation of African-American studies programs within many universities and influenced the world of literature by portraying different ethnic voices. The movement made African-Americans become recognized in the area of arts and literature, restoring diversity in the arts world.

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