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Souls Been Sold Again!!! (flyer) – Black Emergency Cultural Coalition 1969

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Flyer produced by The Black Emergency Cultural Coalition 1969. Previously on November 17, 1968,  a protest was initiated as this exhibition was being planned [1]. This flyer appears to be calling for the boycott of the actual preview of the show.

The Black Emergency Cultural Coalition had about 15+ years of art and activism and still not one book (1968-1984). We will be uploading more of this history as we come across it.  Stay turned!   & any information about BECC appreciated, email x(at)vizkult(dot) org .

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SOUL’S BEEN SOLD AGAIN!
Heavy Gaurd at  The Met Museum

The Metropolitan Museum’s “HARLEM ON MY MIND” show, scheduled to pre-view THURSDAY, JANUARY 16, must be hoycotted by the entire Black community !!!

The show is, supposedly, an historical sociological Photographic survey that has been organized by whites who do not begin to know the Black Experience ! More-over, the incredible sum of one half million dollars ($500,000) was spent to mount an exhibition whose “director” (Allon Schoener) either ignored or, even worse, un-substantially represented the advisory resources of the Black artistic and intellectual community.

Present-day Harlem is geographically (Harlem begins at 96th Street) on the doorstep of the Metropolitan Museum of Art. It is therefore mandatory that the Museum become more aware of and sensitive to the needs of the Black community!

WE DEMAND:

1) The immediate cancellation of the “HARLEM ON MY MIND” show, scheduled to open officially Saturday, January 18.

2) That the Metropolitan Museum appoint blacks to policy-making and curatorial positions.

3) That the Metropolitan Museum seek a more viable relationship with the TOTAL BLACK COMMUNITY !!!

JOIN OUR PROTEST DEMONSTRATION AND BRING A FRIEND, THURSDAY, JANUARY 16, AT 6 P.M.. – METROPOLITAN MUSEUM, 5TH AVE. & 82ND ST.

 

For further information, please contact:

THE BLACK EMERGENCY CULTURAL COALITION
Chairmen: Benny Andrews (BE 3-3248)
Henri Ghent (988-4558)
Edward Taylor (831-5292

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[1] “Chronology” Julie Ault, Alternative Art New York, 1965-1985. Drawing Center/Minnesota University Press, 2002. pg. 19

 

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