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The Black Aesthetic
Transcript of The Black Aesthetic
childhood remembrances are always a drag
if your Black
you always remember things like living in Woodlawn
with no inside toilet
and if you become famous or something
they never talk about how happy you were to have your mother
all to yourself and
how good the water felt when you got your bath from one of those
big tubs that folk in chicago barbecue in
and somehow when you talk about home
it never gets across how much you
understood their feelings
as the whole family attended meetings about Hollydale
and even though you remember
your biographers never understand
your father's pain as he sells his stock
and another dream goes
and though you're poor it isn't poverty that
and though they fought a lot
it isn't your father's drinking that makes any difference
but only that everybody is together and you
and your sister have happy birthdays and very good christmasses
and I really hope no white person ever has cause to write about me
because they never understand Black love is Black wealth and they'll
probably talk about my hard childhood and never understand that
all the while I was quite happy The Views Associated during the times Sit- In Movement Civil Rights Movement 1955-1968 The Black Aesthetic is the result of Afro-American desire for self-determination and nationhood that resurfaced in the form of artistic expression in the 1960s. It is unified in its embrace of all members of the African diaspora, although also characterized by varying rhetoric among poets of the Black Arts project. Nonetheless, the Black Aesthetic serves as a corrective means to help black people out of polluted mainstream Americanism...
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The use of black and white dolls to associate positive and negative attributes to the corresponding race. Civil Rights Movement Greensboro Sit-Ins
Integration of Colleges
African American Unity is formed by Malcolm X Definition of Aesthetic according to urbandictionary.com http://www.google.com/imgres?q=i+was+born+a+poor+black+child&hl=en&tbo=d&biw=1440&bih=806&tbm=isch&tbnid=x-rs0gyHup2cIM:&imgrefurl=http://faroutshirts.com/detail.php%3Fid%3D189&docid=l5j8okfw2NH1GM&imgurl=http://faroutshirts.com/images/PoorBlackChild-Preview.png&w=420&h=420&ei=uwy2UIu0OYKy9gTDzIHYAw&zoom=1&iact=hc&vpx=237&vpy=278&dur=13121&hovh=225&hovw=225&tx=163&ty=142&sig=116397115205147006935&page=1&tbnh=138&tbnw=137&start=0&ndsp=33&ved=1t:429,r:9,s:0,i:111 http://www.urbandictionary.com/define.php?term=nikki-giovanni