Leroi Jones (Amiri Baraka) Leads the Black Arts Parade Down 125th Toward the Black Arts Theater Repertory/School On 130Th Street, New York City Digital History ID 2725

Leroi Jones (Amiri Baraka) Leads the Black Arts Parade Down 125th Toward the Black Arts Theater Repertory/School On 130Th Street, New York City

Credit: The Liberator
Media type: photograph
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Annotation: Amiri Baraka founded the Black Arts Repertory Theatre/School (BART/S) in Harlem. BART/S’ mission was to establish "a repertory theatre in Harlem, as well as a school. As a school it would set up and continue to provide instruction, both practical and theoretical, in all new aspects of the dramatic arts." Lack of funding and internal conflict led to its early demise. However, its legacy paved the way for other black theatre/schools, such as the Black House in California and Spirithouse in Newark, New Jersey, to continue to provide political, economic, and cultural activities to the black population.
Year: 1965

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