Nightmare Overhanging Darkly: Essays on African American Culture and Resistance
With an analysis informed by more than two decades of cultural work and activism on the frontlines, Nightmare Overhanging Darkly reviews the historic tradition of Black cultural resistance to Western imperialism and oppression. In emphasizing the process by which creative artists have initiated and influenced social change, Dr. Acklyn Lynch issues a challenge to Black cultural workers and offers Black educators a blueprint for restructuring Black colleges and universities to best assist Black empowerment. Dr. Lynch centers his study on the 1940s to the 1990s and offers critiques of the major political activists and creative artists of that period -- including Paul Robeson, Sonia Sanchez, Charlie Parker, Malcolm X, Katherine Dunham, Jeff Donaldson, Alice Walker, George Jackson, Richard Wright, Toni Cade Bambara, Romare Bearden, KRS-ONE and others. Lynch reminds us that there is an organic link between art and resistance that moves beyond art for art's sake.--Publisher's description.
12 pages matching Ibid in this book
Results 1-3 of 12
What people are saying - Write a review
We haven't found any reviews in the usual places.
Black on Black Homicide
Black Culture in the Early Forties
6 other sections not shown
52nd Street Acklyn Lynch African American Archie Shepp argued Assata Shakur become Billie Holiday Black artist Black community Black culture Black homicide Black music Black students Black women blues brothers Bud Powell centers century challenge Charlie Parker color confront consciousness creative critical cultural apparatus dance decade Dizzy Gillespie downtown drugs Duke Ellington economic entertainment ethos experience fight forces Frantz Fanon freedom George Jackson Harlem historical human Ibid Institute integration Interviewer jazz Jimmy Kenny Clarke labor leadership liberation live Malcolm Malcolm X Martin Luther King Max Roach move Nation of Islam Negro never North Number oppression organized Paul Robeson percent person play political President prison problem reality recognize responsibility revolution Richard Wright sense sixties social society song South spirit struggle television theatre things tion uptown urban violence voice W.E.B. DuBois workers writes wrote York young