Black Academy of Arts and Letters Records, 1968-1980

The Black Academy of Arts and Letters (BAAL) recognized artistic achievements by African Americans. This collection reproduces their complete records. The BAAL was founded in Boston in 1969. In its brief history, the BAAL held three annual meetings in 1970, 1971, and 1972. At these events, the academy enrolled such honorees as W.E.B. DuBois, Lena Horne, and Paul Robeson. The records of the BAAL are divided into three series, which are arranged in chronological order: files of the board of directors; administrative records, including correspondence, financial papers, and mailing lists; and annual meeting materials, including programs, financial records, and related correspondence.

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