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Kwame Brathwaite, black is beautiful, texts by Kwame Brathwaite, Tanisha C. Ford, and Deborah Willis

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Kwame Brathwaite, black is beautiful, texts by Kwame Brathwaite, Tanisha C. Ford, and Deborah Willis
Language
eng
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references
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contains biographical information
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
no index present
Literary Form
non fiction
Main title
Kwame Brathwaite
Nature of contents
bibliographycatalogs
Oclc number
1050337685
Responsibility statement
texts by Kwame Brathwaite, Tanisha C. Ford, and Deborah Willis
Sub title
black is beautiful
Summary
In the late 1950s and throughout the 1960s, Kwame Brathwaite used his photography to popularize the political slogan "Black Is Beautiful." This monograph--the first ever dedicated to Brathwaite's remarkable career--tells the story of a key, but under-recognized, figure of the second Harlem Renaissance. Inspired by the writings of activist and black nationalist Marcus Garvey, Brathwaite, along with his older brother, Elombe Brath, founded the African Jazz Arts Society and Studios (AJASS) and the Grandassa Models (1962). AJASS was a collective of artists, playwrights, designers, and dancers; Grandassa Models was a modeling agency for black women, founded to challenge white beauty standards. From stunning studio portraits of the Grandassa Models to behind-the-scenes images of Harlem?s artistic community, including Max Roach, Abbey Lincoln, and Miles Davis, this book offers a long-overdue exploration of Brathwaite's life and work
Table Of Contents
Foreword / by Kwame Brathwaite -- Kwame Brathwaite : black is beautiful / by Tanisha C. Ford -- African Jazz-Art Society -- Think black, buy black -- The Grandassa models -- Black is beautiful, then and now / by Deborah Willis
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Black is beautiful
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