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A Local Construction Site: OBAC, Chicago, and the Black Aesthetic

Jonathan Fenderson

in Building the Black Arts Movement: Hoyt Fuller and the Cultural Politics of the 1960s

Published in print:
2019
Published Online:
September 2019
ISBN:
9780252042430
eISBN:
9780252051272
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Illinois Press
DOI:
10.5622/illinois/9780252042430.003.0003
Subject:
Sociology, Social Movements and Social Change

This chapter provides an institutional history of the Organization of Black American Culture (OBAC), one of the most renowned African American artist collectives of the Black Arts movement. It ... More


We Are the Drum: Take 6, the Sounds of Blackness, and the New Black Aesthetic

Claudrena N. Harold

in When Sunday Comes: Gospel Music in the Soul and Hip-Hop Eras

Published in print:
2020
Published Online:
September 2021
ISBN:
9780252043574
eISBN:
9780252052453
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Illinois Press
DOI:
10.5622/illinois/9780252043574.003.0012
Subject:
Music, History, American

This chapter explores the artistry of Take 6 and Sounds of Blackness. The first half of the chapter charts the formation of Take 6 and the commercial success of their first two records. It details ... More


Building the Black Arts Movement: Hoyt Fuller and the Cultural Politics of the 1960s

Jonathan Fenderson

Published in print:
2019
Published Online:
September 2019
ISBN:
9780252042430
eISBN:
9780252051272
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of Illinois Press
DOI:
10.5622/illinois/9780252042430.001.0001
Subject:
Sociology, Social Movements and Social Change

This book is the first to document and analyze Hoyt Fuller’s profound influence on the Black Arts movement. Using historical snapshots of Fuller’s life and activism as a means to rethink the period, ... More


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