Review of: Black Arts West: Culture and Struggle in Postwar Los Angeles, by Daniel WidenerCalifornia History
Document TypeBook Review
AbstractSeveral 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 InformationKevin 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/