Sunday, April 5, 2009

African-American artists & writers in the 1950s & 60s (per 2)

Black Arts Movement (site 1)
This site is written by a person, so it's like a essay. It talks about black art moements in the 1960's. It has a lot of information and it is written by a person named Kaluma Ya Salaam. The site is credible because the link ends with a EDU (short for education). It also gives us names of some important African Americans who were writers or artists and how they contributed to the movements. There are also examples of quotes spoken by these people in this website.

Black Arts Movement (site 2)
This is a site that talks about a book dedicated to this subtopic. It's also very reliable because it's url ends with a EDU. The website has a summary of the book that deals with black art's movements. It's more like a reference site that can help you find something if you were looking for it. There are more sources available on the topic on that site.


Paul Robeson (site 1)
Paul Robeson was the youngest of his family and was the grandson of slaves and a son of a minister. He was Valedictorian of Rutgers University. He was great in many sports, got a degree from a law school, and also got married. He starred in many films to get the voice for blacks right making him known all over the world wherever he traveled to.

Paul Robeson (site 2)
Paul Robeson was an all American football player and was most talented in the 20th century. He was a very controversial figure from his criticism of American racism. His father taught him many things that helped him in life. Paul Robeson became to understand more about writing and is known as a worldwide symbol of resistance and oppression.


James Baldwin (site 1)
Baldwin is a bright child and was very active in the community. Even though he had jobs that were poorly paid and was very tiring, he still kept on going on with life. He enjoys participating in the struggles in the community and writes about them in his books.

James Baldwin (site 2)


Langston Hughes (site 1)
This website is about the life of Langston Hughes and the things in life that he liked to do where they liked to go. This website says where he liked to live, some of the types of music he liked, and other things he liked and disliked. This website also included one of his poems. The website talks about when he was born and his life as a child in school.

Langston Hughes (site 2)
This website is a new piece by composer Laura Karpman called Ask Your Mama, featuring the poetry of Langston Hughes. This song was influenced by Langston Hughes' poem Ask Your Mama: 12 Moods for Jazz. The website has a interview of the composer talking about what attracted her to the poem and where a she was at the time she saw the poem which has a lot to do with why she wrote the piece. Karpman says how she feels about Langston Hughes as a writer.


Hansberry's work as an artist and a writer (site 1)
On this site, you are able to find a brief biography of Lorraine Hansberry and the events in her life that inspired her later in her works. The site also have brief introduction of her play, A Raisin in the Sun. There were also analysis from authors and teachers.

Hansberry's work as an artist and a writer (site 2)
This website has a short description of A Raisin in the Sun and how Hansberry's work was inspired by Langston Hughes. Her work has significance to the American history because she was the first African American woman to write a play that was produced on Broadway. Also the site had mentioned other important people who changed American history like martin Luther king.

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