The Black Arts Movement initiated a radical shift from the predominantly White mainstream art world, allowing Black artists to create their own institutions and metrics for what was considered art. The movement introduced a visual language that emphasized Black cultural history and celebrated Afrocentric imagery. In the 1960’s and 70s, Gwendolyn Brooks found alignment with this large artistic and political community.
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