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Review of: Black Arts West: Culture and Struggle in Postwar Los Angeles, by Daniel Widener
California History
  • Kevin Allen Leonard, Western Washington University
Document Type
Book Review
Publication Date
1-1-2011
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Abstract

Several authors have examined the "rise and fall" of "West Coast jazz" in the 1940s and 1950s, and a number of scholars have studied black politics in Los Angeles. In this fascinating and important new book, however, historian Daniel Widener draws attention to many lesser-known writers, musicians, visual artists, and filmmakers who constituted the Black Arts Movement in southern California. Widener argues that these artists and their movement occupied a central role in the African American freedom struggle.

Citation Information
Kevin Allen Leonard. "Review of: Black Arts West: Culture and Struggle in Postwar Los Angeles, by Daniel Widener" California History Vol. 89 Iss. 1 (Railroaded) (2011) p. 75
Available at: http://works.bepress.com/kevin_leonard/38/