Akili Ron Anderson - ART CART Oral History

Anderson, Akili Ron; Plummer, Kendra; Aimua, Osereime; Teachers College. Research Center for Arts and Culture

Professor Akili Ron Anderson discusses drawing inspiration for his art from Africa and his experiences growing up as an African American in a segregated United States. He explains how he used painting people of color as a form of protest during the Civil Rights Era. Africa became a large part of his multi-media art when he visited Nigeria and when he joined the Pan-African group African Commune of Bad Relevant Artists (AFRICOBRA). He talks about the impact of his health as he ages on his work, and ends with statements about the intergenerational nature of ensuring art continues into the future.


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Research Center for Arts and Culture
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January 24, 2014


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