Item #30826 Black Monday. Black Arts Alliance.

Black Monday

San Francisco: Communication Company, 1967. 8 1/2 x 11" flyer, mimeographed in black on white paper.

A flyer printed by Communication Company for this benefit series of plays and readings at the Committee Theatre for the Black Arts Alliance, which included the LeRoi Jones Film Group, Black Arts West, the B.S.U. of S. F. State College, and the Black House, the cultural center of the Black Arts Movement on the west coast, which was closely connected with the Black Panther Party.

The programming that night The night included a poetry reading by LeRoi Jones, later Amiri Baraka, and four plays - How Do You Do, written by Ed Bullins, who was at that time the Cultural Minister of the Black Panther Party, Papa's Daughter by Dorothy Ahmad, 1st Militant Street Preacher by Ben Caldwell, and Madheart - Black Men by LeRoi Jones.

Not only a rare document from the Black Arts Movement in the 1960's and Black Theatre on the west coast, but furthermore an important connection with the work of Com/Co and the Diggers and the Black Arts Movement.

Old fold line, with four small staple holes to upper tips and some light handling creases, but presents well. Very good. Item #30826

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