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Oyewole, Abiodun

Overview
Works: 33 works in 54 publications in 1 language and 1,779 library holdings
Genres: Interviews  History  Independent films  Sources  Filmed interviews  Television programs  Nonfiction television programs  Documentary television programs  Poetry  Autobiographies 
Roles: Narrator, Author, Performer, Composer, Instrumentalist, Singer, Actor
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 )

4 editions published in 2011 in English and held by 846 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"During the rise of The Black Power Movement in the '60s and '70s, Swedish television journalists documented the unfolding cultural revolution for their audience back home, having been granted unprecedented access to prominent leaders such as Angela Davis, Stokely Carmichael, and Black Panther Party founders Huey P. Newton and Bobby Seale. Now, after more than 30 years in storage, this rarely seen footage spanning nearly a decade of Black Power is finally available. Director Göran Hugo Olsson presents this mixtape, highlighting key figures and events in the movement, as seen in a light completely different from the narrative of the American media at the time. Talib Kweli, Erykah Badu, Abiodun Oyewole, John Forte, and Robin Kelley are among the many important voices providing commentary, adding modern perspective to this essential time capsule of African-American history." -- Container
All day : a year of love and survival teaching incarcerated kids at Rikers Island by Liza Jessie Peterson( Book )

1 edition published in 2017 in English and held by 307 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 255 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 112 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Be my monster love by David Murray Infinity Quartet( Recording )

1 edition published in 2013 in English and held by 31 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The HistoryMakers video oral history with Abiodun Oyewole( Visual )

1 edition published in 2016 in English and held by 29 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
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

Stolen moments : red hot + cool( Visual )

2 editions published in 1994 in English and held by 10 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
Like a thief in the night by Amir Sulaiman( Recording )

1 edition published in 2007 in English and held by 9 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Branches of the tree of life : the collected poems of Abiodun Oyewole, 1969-2013 by Abiodun Oyewole( Book )

2 editions published in 2014 in English and held by 8 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

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

BLACK LIVES HAVE ALWAYS MATTERED, A COLLECTION OF ESSAYS, POEMS, AND PERSONAL NARRATIVES by Abiodun Oyewole( Book )

1 edition published in 2017 in English and held by 3 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

For the millions by Abiodun Oyewole( Book )

1 edition published in 1995 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

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
Please god let it be herpes : a heartfelt quest for love and companionship by Carlos Kotkin( Book )

1 edition published in 2012 in English and held by 2 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Swedish television journalists document the early Black power movement in the United States
This is madness by Last Poets (Group)( Recording )

3 editions published in 2011 in English and Undetermined and held by 2 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

 
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