Past Event

Southside Artistry - The Black Arts Movement

A Road Scholar Program by Shanta Nurullah

The dawn of the Civil Rights movement awakened a vibrant arts revival in the African-American community on Chicago’s south side. Visual artists, poets, dancers, actors, musicians, and scholars were interacting and collaborating. Many of the artists and institutions from the 1960s and 1970s, such as Muntu Dance Theatre, Third World Press, and the Association for the Advancement of Creative Musicians (AACM), are still contributing to cultural life. Through story, poetry, and song, Shanta paints a picture of Chicago’s Black Arts Movement, highlighting many players who have made this a vibrant, internationally-recognized arts community.

This event is Free and Open to the public. For more information, please contact Dr. Kathy Rosa, 815.277.7322.