The Amherst Student issue from December 7th, 1967
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
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
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
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.”
Photo essay by Wayne Greenstone.
Photo credit Amherst College Olio