Allen, Robert L. 1990. Black Awakening in
Capitalist America. Trenton, NJ: Africa World Press, Inc.
This book examines Black Power and black capitalism in the US during the 1960s. It also incorporates the student and
radical movements, nationalists and intergrationists and their impact on the Black liberation movement. Allen argues that
corporate America undermined the Black Power movement by using tactics of repression.
Neal, Larry. 1989. Visions of a Liberated
Future: Black Arts Movement Writings. New York, NY:Thunder's
This book written mostly by Larry Neal includes essays, a play and poems. It is an illustration of the literature that
was being written during this time.
Thompson, Julius E. 1999. Dudley Randall,
Broadside Press, and the Black Arts Movement in Detroit,
1960-1995. Jefferson, NC: McFarland & Company, Inc.
This book, as the title states, is written on the the Broadside Press and its owner, Dudley Randall. Broadside was an
important publisher at this time during the BAM because it specifically was devoted to publishing, distributing, and
promoting the works of black poets and other writers. It also highlights the contributions to American literature and black
life of thirty years of publishing activities at Broadside press, and notes the immense historical and literary significance of
Dudley Randall to the Black Arts Movement in America.
Ed. Jones, LeRoi and Neal, Larry. 1968.
Black fire; an anthology of Afro-American writing. New York, NY:
An encapsulating anthology that includes poetry, essays, fiction and drama from many of the first writers in the Black Arts
Cade, Toni. 1970. The Black Woman, An Anthology.
New York, NY: New American Press.
Another anthology, but this one is obviously focused on black women writers during the BAM movement including:ean
Bond, Nikki Giovanni, Abbey Lincoln, Audre Lorde, Paule Marshall, Gwen Patton, Pat Robinson, Alice Walker, Shirley
Williams, and others.