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Oyewole, Abiodun

Overview
Works: 39 works in 61 publications in 1 language and 1,912 library holdings
Genres: Interviews  History  Independent films  Sources  Filmed interviews  Television programs  Documentary television programs  Nonfiction television programs  Autobiographies  Poetry 
Roles: Narrator, Author, Performer, Editor, Composer, Instrumentalist, Actor, Singer
Classifications: HV9106.N6, 305.800973
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Most widely held works about Abiodun Oyewole
 
Most widely held works by Abiodun Oyewole
The Black power mixtape 1967-1975 : a documentary in 9 chapters( Visual )

3 editions published in 2011 in English and held by 781 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"THE BLACK POWER MIXTAPE 1967-1975 mobilizes a treasure trove of 16mm material shot by Swedish journalists who came to the US drawn by stories of urban unrest and revolution. Gaining access to many of the leaders of the Black Power Movement, Stokely Carmichael, Bobby Seale, Angela Davis and Eldridge Cleaver among them, the filmmakers captured them in intimate moments and remarkably unguarded interviews. Thirty years later, this lush collection was found languishing in the basement of Swedish Television"--From mrqe.com
All day : a year of love and survival teaching incarcerated kids at Rikers Island by Liza Jessie Peterson( Book )

2 editions published in 2017 in English and held by 362 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

All Day recounts a year in Liza Jessie Peterson's classroom at Island Academy, the high school for inmates detained at New York City's Rikers Island. A poet and actress who had done occasional workshops at the correctional facility, Peterson was ill-prepared for a full-time stint teaching in the GED program for the incarcerated youths. For the first time faced with full days teaching the rambunctious, hyper, and fragile adolescent inmates, "Ms. P" comes to understand the essence of her predominantly Black and Latino students as she attempts not only to educate them, but to instill them with a sense of self-worth long stripped from their lives. Peterson learns quickly that she must keep the upper hand -- set the rules and enforce them with rigor, even when her sympathetic heart starts to waver. Despite their relentless bravura and antics -- and in part because of it -- Peterson becomes a fierce advocate for her students. She works to instill the young men, mostly black, with a sense of pride about their history and culture. She encourages them to explore and express their true feelings by writing their own poems and essays. When the boys push her buttons (on an almost daily basis) she pushes back, demanding that they meet not only her expectations or the standards of the curriculum, but set expectations for themselves -- something most of them have never before been asked to do. Peterson captures the prison milieu and the exuberance of the kids who have been handed a raw deal by society and have become lost within the system. Her time in the classroom teaches her something, too -- that these boys want to be rescued
The Last Poets on a mission : selected poems and a history of the Last Poets by Abiodun Oyewole( Book )

1 edition published in 1996 in English and held by 250 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The Last Poets were born on May 19, 1968, at a birthday celebration for Malcolm X, and became the revolutionary force for many African Americans, expressing the plight of black people in their music. In nearly 50 poems, their lyrics advocate revolution through economic empowerment, self-love, personal growth and spiritual kinship. Through it all, The Last Poets have successfully managed to create light with words, power with music and substance with soul. Photos
Save our children by Pharoah Sanders( )

2 editions published in 1998 in English and held by 125 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The Black power mixtape 1967-1975( Visual )

1 edition published in 2011 in English and held by 84 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Swedish television journalists document the early Black power movement in the United States
Branches of the tree of life : the collected poems of Abiodun Oyewole, 1969-2013 by Abiodun Oyewole( )

2 editions published in 2014 in English and held by 78 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Stolen moments : red, hot + cool( Recording )

3 editions published in 1994 in English and Undetermined and held by 72 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Collaborations between renowned jazz performers and contemporary hip hop artists to raise awareness of the impact of AIDS within the African American community
The HistoryMakers video oral history with Abiodun Oyewole( Visual )

1 edition published in 2016 in English and held by 43 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Poet Abiodun Oyewole was born Charles Davis on February 25, 1948 in Cincinnati, Ohio. He attended a college in North Carolina where he earned his B.A. degree. He went on to earn his Ph.D. degree from Columbia University in New York City where he served as a faculty member. Oyewole was a founding member of the American musical spieling group, The Last Poets. On May 19, 1968, the anniversary of Malcolm X’s birthday, Oyewole and two others, David Nelson and Gylan Kain, read poetry in tribute to Malcolm X at a memorial for him, and the group was born. In 1970, The Last Poets were signed by jazz producer Alan Douglas and released their first album which includes their classic poem Niggers are Scared of Revolution. The Last Poets' spoken word albums foreshadowed the work of rap groups like Public Enemy and Dead Prez. The Last Poets performed at Lollapalooza in 1994
Be my monster love by David Murray Infinity Quartet( Recording )

1 edition published in 2013 in English and held by 30 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

25 years by Abiodun Oyewole( Recording )

4 editions published between 1995 and 1997 in Undetermined and English and held by 11 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Like a thief in the night by Amir Sulaiman( Recording )

1 edition published in 2007 in English and held by 10 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Black lives have always mattered a collection of essays, poems, and personal narratives by Abiodun Oyewole( Book )

2 editions published in 2017 in English and held by 9 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

BLACK LIVES HAVE ALWAYS MATTERED, A COLLECTION OF ESSAYS, POEMS AND PERSONAL NARRATIVES, edited by Abiodun Oyewole, extends beyond the Black Lives Matter movement’s primary agenda of police brutality to acknowledge that even when affronted with slavery, segregation and Jim Crow, racial injustice and inequality, black lives have always mattered. This anthology of essays, personal narratives, poetry and prose is organized into five sections: “Mourning Black Lives That Mattered,” “Black Skin/White Masks,” “Black Spaces/Black Places,” “Black Lives Remembered/Reclaimed,” and “The Legacy of Black Protest Continues,” addressing a wide range of hot-button issues and racial disparities that disproportionately impact the black community. While written primarily by African American poets, writers, activists and scholars, selections are also from people of the Latino and African diasporas and white activists. Collectively, these 79 contributors provide a call-to-action that challenges readers to confront long-held values and beliefs about black lives, as well as white privilege and fragility, as it surveys the historical and contemporary ravages of racism and its persistence of structural inequality. More importantly, BLACK LIVES HAVE ALWAYS MATTERED provides a first-hand perspective to a problem known to the African American community long before the Black Lives Matter movement revealed it to the general public: that black lives have always mattered. Connecting the past to the present, the contributors of BLACK LIVES HAVE ALWAYS MATTERED provide an eye-opening and engaging collection that has the potential to reignite a broader push for black liberation and equality for all. ₋ -- Provided by publisher
Stolen moments : red hot + cool( Visual )

2 editions published in 1994 in English and held by 9 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A profound and important video release of the benefit concert for AIDS education and relief showcasing top jazz and rap artists in collaboration, interspersed with commentaries and interviews
On a mission : the last poets by Abiodun Oyewole( Book )

2 editions published in 1996 in English and held by 6 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The Last Poets by Last Poets (Group)( Recording )

4 editions published in 1984 in 3 languages and held by 4 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The Last Poets : selected poems by Umar Bin Hassan( Book )

1 edition published in 1993 in English and held by 3 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Rooted in the soil by Abiodun Oyewole( Book )

1 edition published in 1988 in English and held by 3 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

For the millions by Abiodun Oyewole( Book )

1 edition published in 1995 in English and held by 3 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

When the revolution comes by Last Poets (Group)( Recording )

3 editions published in 2005 in English and Undetermined and held by 2 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Stepping into the future : on the occasion of the publication of BAsics : a celebration of revolution and the vision of a new world( Visual )

1 edition published in 2013 in English and held by 2 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"On April 11, 2011, Harlem Stage in NYC came alive with music, poetry, dance, visual art, and words of revolution on the occasion of the publication of Bob Avakian's BAsics. This film is the story of that night, and the reflections of the artists and participants: what inspired them, their hopes and their dreams"--Container
 
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