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Black History Month

A guide to resources in the library and on the web

2024 Black History Theme: African Americans And The Arts

African American art is infused with African, Caribbean, and the. Black American 
lived experiences. In the fields of visual and performing arts, literature, fashion,
folklore, language, film, music,architecture, culinary and other forms of cultural
expression the African American influence has been paramount. African
American artists have used art to preserve history and communitymemory as well
as for empowerment. Artistic and cultural movements such as the New Negro,
Black Arts, Black Renaissance, hip-hop, and Afrofuturism, have been led
by people of Africandescent and set the standard for popular trends around the
world. In 2024, we examine the varied history and life of African American
arts and artisans. - Association for the Study of African
American Life and History (ASALH)

Black History Themes