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Public Television and the Black Arts Movement at The Schomburg Center by Photojournalist Lisa Pacino

Black Power 50 Talks: Public Television and the Black Arts Movement at NYPL-Schomburg Center for Research in Black Culture, Harlem, New York, January 12, 2017.


Sonia Sanchez and Nikki Giovanni. Photograph by Lisa Pacino.

In the wake of the Black Power movement, Amiri Baraka along with other poets, writers, dramatists, and musicians, formed The Black Arts Movement (BAM). Those artists and many entertainers found their culture and politics featured prominently on Soul!, the groundbreaking one-hour series produced by Ellis Haizlip for PBS stations (1968-73) in the New York area. Leading cultural critic and musician Greg Tate will examine the relationship between Soul! and the Black Arts Movement–with renowned poets Nikki Giovanni, Askia M. Touré, Gayle Wald, author of It’s Been Beautiful: Soul! and Black Power Television, and Melissa Haizlip, director and producer of the documentary Mr. SOUL!. —The Schomburg Center

Please visit our article on the upcoming documentary Mr. Soul!


Ellis Haizlip interviewing Amiri Baraka. Photograph Courtesy of Mr. SOUL!

Mr. SOUL! Documentary Film Coming February 2018 by Lisa Pacino


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