Black Arts and The Contemporary Era

This journal is a 3 paragraph reflection of the writings, music, and poetry of African Americans during the Black Arts and Contemporary Period. You are to analyze the words of a song, poem, or short story such as James Brown yelling, “Say it loud! I’m black and I’m proud!”, Maya Angelou’s, Still I Rise, etc… Do these words still stand true today? Do they motivate the youth of today? Who do these words speak to and who are they speaking about? You may use some aspects of your discussion posts and please cite at least one (1) author from your textbook. Please submit your MLA formatted, 3rd person narrative journal