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Art Activism: When the How Changes

Date

April 2020

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Art has been used as a form of activism throughout history, particularly for minority communities. As a tool of activism, art has proven to be a significant force in social movements, political change, and preservation of culture. In the 1960s, civil rights groups such as AfriCOBRA, SNCC, and OBACI contributed works that influenced the acceptance of African American voices and incited social change. Art activism has evolved due to current technological advancements, which have improved the ease of accessibility and dissemination of information. The Black Lives Matter Movement continues this legacy of advocating for civil rights. Through analyzing artwork and music influenced by the BLM movement, we aim to emphasize the underappreciated facet of activism that is art, which has been re-contextualized by social media.

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Art Activism: When the How Changes

Art has been used as a form of activism throughout history, particularly for minority communities. As a tool of activism, art has proven to be a significant force in social movements, political change, and preservation of culture. In the 1960s, civil rights groups such as AfriCOBRA, SNCC, and OBACI contributed works that influenced the acceptance of African American voices and incited social change. Art activism has evolved due to current technological advancements, which have improved the ease of accessibility and dissemination of information. The Black Lives Matter Movement continues this legacy of advocating for civil rights. Through analyzing artwork and music influenced by the BLM movement, we aim to emphasize the underappreciated facet of activism that is art, which has been re-contextualized by social media.