About the Program
This panel explores the impact and influence of the Black Arts Movement, begun by activist Amiri Baraka.
The panelists include: June Archer, Yes, Everyday is a Beautiful Day; Mark Naison, White Boy: A Memoir; Anthony Whyte, A Love to Die For; Tramp Daly, The Adventures of the Untouchables; and Kellie Jones, Witness: Art and Civil Rights in the Sixties.
Ms. Gay is executive director of Art Sanctuary in Philadelphia, where she's worked since 2012. She was formerly assistant dean of Institutional Advancement for the College of Education at Temple University.
Mark Anthony Neal
Mr. Neal is a Professor of African and African American Studies at Duke University and the author of New Black Man. He was named Hip-Hop Scholar of the Year in 2012 and won the Robert Cox Teaching Award at Duke.
Mr. Naison is the author of White Boy: A Memoir. He is a Professor of African American Studies at Fordham University and Director of Urban Studies. He is also the author of Communists in Harlem During the Depression.
Ms. Archer is the author of Yes! Everyday Can Be a Good Day: The Keys to Success that Lead to an Amazing Life." Mr. Archer is a former member of the 1990s music group Room Service. He is currently the president and CEO of Eleven28 Entertainment Group.
Mr. Whyte is co-author of A Love to Die For: The Badlands Series. Mr. Whyte was a child welfare investigator and is now a health and fitness writer and editor-at-large for Heart & Soul magazine. He founded Augustus Books with business partner Jason Claiborne.
Mr. Daly is co-author of A Love to Die For: The Badlands Series. He's an illustrator known for the hip-hop cartoon Station Zero, on MTV. He's
Ms. Jones is the author of Witness: Art and Civil Rights in the Sixties. She is an associate professor in Art History and Archaeology and the Institute for Research in African American Studies (IRAAS) at Columbia University and also the author of Eyeminded and Now Dig This!