The Amherst Student issue from December 7th, 1967
“Afro-Americans Announce April Black Arts Festival”
Written by Daniel Cochran ’68.
“The year-old Afro-American society of Amherst announced yesterday that a Black Arts Festival will be held at Amherst and neighboring schools in April… ‘The Black Arts Festival will be using a culture as a means of expression,’ according to Alex Gordon ’69. ‘You might call it communicating to make a bridge by means acceptable to both parties.'”
The Amherst Student issue from February 8th, 1968
“Student Council Gives Grant To Afro-American Festival”
Written by Edward Claflin ’71.
“The Amherst Afro-American Society has been allocated fourteen hundred dollars by Student Council ‘to be used for the Black Arts Festival’ being held April 5 through 7 in Springfield.”
The Amherst Student issue from March 14th, 1968
“Black Arts Festival: ‘Dutchman,’ Schepp, Karenga”
Written by Andrew Sims ’70.
“The Festival, which will be April 5, 6, 7, will explore both the traditional and most recent artistic and ideological achievements of Afro-American culture.”
The Amherst Student issue from April 4th, 1968
“Afro-American Societies Sponsor Springfield Black Arts Festival”
Written by Steve Swigert ’70.
“The combined Afro-American Societies of the four colleges will present ‘A Festival of the Black Arts’ this weekend in Springfield.”
“The Springfield Black Arts Festival”
Photo essay by Wayne Greenstone.
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