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Nikki Giovanni is one of the most popular poets of the 1960s Black Arts Movement. Famous for her lyrical literacy and political verses, Giovanni grew up close to her family and inspired by her grandmother. NMAAHCLive Watch Live:Nikki Giovanni is one of the most popular poets of the 1960s Black Arts Movement and was born OTD in Knoxville, TN. Famous for her lyrical literacy and political verses, Giovanni grew up close to her family and inspired by her grandmother.We are saddened by the news of Nelson Stevens's passing this week. Known for powerful portraits of African Americans—as seen here in "Towards Identity" (1970)—he was a key figure in the Black Arts Movement and the Chicago-based African Commune of Bad Relevant Artists (AfriCOBRA).Poet, playwright, and publisher, Amiri Baraka helped solidify the beginnings of the Black Arts Movement through his writings and activism. Baraka was a founder of the Black Arts Repertory Theatre/School in Harlem and Spirit House in his hometown of Newark, NJ.❄️  Looking for something cool to do today? Join us for a FREE screening of Mr. SOUL! The Movie—a documentary on SOUL!, the revolutionary variety TV show that offered a window into the Black Arts Movement from 1968–1973. @mrsoulthemovie >>

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