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

Jonathan Fenderson


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, Building the Black Arts Movement provides a fresh take on the general trajectory of African American literary (and cultural) studies as the field developed over the course of two explosive decades in the mid-twentieth century. The book argues that the Black Arts movement can be understood as a pivotal and volatile moment in the long history of America’s culture wars. Moreover, by shifting our focus ... More

Keywords: Black Arts movement, cultural politics, African American literature, Black Power, Negro Digest, Pan-Africanism, Sexuality, print culture, the black aesthetic, Black counterpublic

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2019 Print ISBN-13: 9780252042430
Published to Illinois Scholarship Online: September 2019 DOI:10.5622/illinois/9780252042430.001.0001


Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Jonathan Fenderson, author
Washington University in St. Louis