Celebrate Black History Month by reading more about visionary artists, musicians, writers, and theatrical performers of color who have shaped American culture. These selected new e-books explore Black contributions to the arts from rock and roll to experimental art to the theatre.
The following publications demonstrate how black artistry has thrived in spite of racism, white conceptions of art, and a lack of critical recognition. These books reveal how Black creators, through their artistic practice and relentless activism, have enriched the arts and made tremendous impacts on today’s generation of creative minds.
“If art doesn’t make us better, then what on earth is it for?” (Alice Walker in Outrageous Acts and Everyday Rebellions)