The Black Art Library is more than a nod to the Field of Dreams “if you build it, they will come” cliché. People within and outside of the Black community are contributing to preserving the history of Black visual aesthetics. This preservation is increasingly crucial as Black cultural contributions are frequently limited to the immaterial products we produce, such as music and dance. As Arthur Jafa outlines, the more ‘material’ fields like architecture, painting, and sculpture have historically made it difficult for Black folx to occupy.
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