Some say the Black Arts Movement (BAM) began after the assassination of Malcolm X in 1965 when poet LeRoi Jones, disgusted with the white world, abandoned his bohemian life in New York's Greenwich Village, moved to Harlem, changed his name to Amiri Baraka and called for a separate Black nation. Others say BAM was more a galvanization of a nationwide grassroots movement that had been building momentum for years. Whatever the case, it was over -- as a recognizable social movement anyway --... More >>>