By George L. Jackson
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Its history in the struggle for equality and justice is legendary. Thurgood Marshall, the first African American to sit on the Supreme Court, was one of the organization’s most famous lawyers. He argued 24 cases before the Supreme Court as a lawyer and is credited with winning 23 of them. Although there is no official organization of the entire African American population and no truly mass movement that speaks to the interests of the majority of the people, the NAACP comes closet to being a conscience for the nation and an organized response to oppression, discrimination, and racism.
African Americans were predominantly a rural and Southern people until the great urban migration of the World War II era. Thousands of Africans moved to the major urban centers of the North to find better jobs and more equitable living conditions. Cities such as Chicago, New York, Philadelphia, and Detroit became magnets for entire Southern communities of African Americans. The lure of economic prosperity, political enfranchisement, and social mobility attracted many young men and frequently women, and the elderly were left on the farms of the South.
Furthermore, Africa’s expressive arts can be identified because their character is distinctive from that of other cultures’ artistic modalities. Although no exact formal philosophy of African art exists, when the practice of African art is scrutinized over time and space, it speaks volumes. Black Studies scholars have investigated ways of developing an aesthetic construct that encompasses one African art form and can also be applied to other African art forms. What follows is an examination of African artistic productions and how the many artistic practices, from the Paleolithic period on, express, represent, or signify a predilection for the unique and valued multiplicity of what is commonly held as African art.