Civil Rights & the Arts: Part I

News & Notes continues its series on the legacy of the Civil Rights Movement. Today, the focus is on the arts and the artists that fueled the imagination of a generation.

Joining in are two civil rights veterans: Ysaye Maria Barnwell, a member of the socially conscious singing group, Sweet Honey In the Rock; and Paul Von Blum, a former volunteer for the Student Nonviolent Co-coordinating Committee, now a professor of art history and African-American studies at the University of California, Los Angeles.

Related NPR Stories

Comments

 

Please keep your community civil. All comments must follow the NPR.org Community rules and terms of use, and will be moderated prior to posting. NPR reserves the right to use the comments we receive, in whole or in part, and to use the commenter's name and location, in any medium. See also the Terms of Use, Privacy Policy and Community FAQ.