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date: 26 October 2021

Black Aesthetic, Thelocked

Expression of the Black Power Movement's principles and aspirations in literature, in which its proponents challenged artists and writers to establish new standards of beauty and judgment based on African American values in opposition to Western aesthetic ideals and to forge a sense of black cultural pride and nationalism.

Black Aesthetic, Thelocked

Expression of the Black Power Movement's principles and aspirations in literature, in which its proponents challenged artists and writers to establish new standards of beauty and judgment based on African American values in opposition to Western aesthetic ideals and to forge a sense of black cultural pride and nationalism.
  • Aaron Myers

A version of this article originally appeared in Africana: The Encyclopedia of the African and African American Experience.

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