black aesthetic movement at English => English (The Britannica Concise) Of Explained:
Period of artistic and literary development among black Americans in the 1960s and early '70s. Based on the cultural politics of black nationalism, the movement sought to create art forms capable of expressing the varieties of black experience in the U.S. Leading theorists included A. Baraka, Houston Baker (b.1943), and H. L. Gates. Don L. Lee (b.1942), known as Haki R. Madhubuti after 1973, was one of its most popular writers; other notable writers included T. Morrison, A. Walker, and Ntozake Shange (b.1948). The movement also produced such autobiographical works as The Autobiography of Malcolm X (1965; with A. Haley), Eldridge Cleaver's Soul On Ice (1968), and Angela Davis: An Autobiography (1974).