Black Power Poets

Logan Center for the Arts, 915 E. 60th St.
Saturday, August 2, 2013 at 7pm

Presented by South Side Projections and the Logan Center for the Arts

Q&A with poet Amaris Selah

In conjunction with the “AfriCOBRA in Chicago: Philosophy” exhibit at the Logan Center for the Arts at the University of Chicago, South Side Projections presents Revolution on Film, four free screenings that provide a wider context to the Black Arts Movement of which AfriCOBRA was a part.

It was for the written word that the Black Arts Movement achieved its greatest amount of recognition, and these films explore the lives of two of the movement’s most talented poets. In Rainbow Black: Poet Sarah W. Fabio (Cheryl Fabio, 1976, 30 min., 16mm), the poet’s daughter tells the story of her mother, the writer and educator lauded as the “Mother of Black Studies.” And In Motion: Amiri Baraka (St. Clair Bourne, 1983, 60 min., DVD) follows the fiery poet through his 1967 arrest and conviction for resisting arrest during the Newark Riots.

Rainbow Black: Poet Sarah W. Fabio print courtesy of the Black Film Center/Archive, Indiana University at Bloomington.