Monday, November 9, 2015

Terms of the Day for November 9

  • The African-American Civil Rights Movement – a collection of social movements in the United States whose goal was to end racial segregation and discrimination against black Americans and enforce constitutional voting rights to them.  The movement was most active during a period from 1955-68.
  • Spiral – a collective of AfricanAmerican artists initially formed by Romare Bearden, Charles Alston, Norman Lewis, and Hale Woodruff on July 5, 1963. The artists in the group were moved to come together and discuss their own engagement in the struggle for civil rights, even though each found engagement in a different way. 
  • Washington Color School – a Washington, DC-based visual art movement of the late 1950s through the mid-1970s which was related  to abstract expressionism but made attempts to be much more minimal and structured than abstract expressionism.  Members of the movement referred to themselves as “Colorists”.

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