Interviews of AfriCOBRA founders, 2010

AFRICOBRA (Artists' group), est. 1968
Artists group
Chicago, Ill.

Collection size: 0.2 linear feet

Collection Summary: Interviews with AfriCOBRA founders Carolyn Lawrence, Michael D. Harris, Howard Mallory, Napoleon Jones-Henderson, Barbara Jones-Hogu, Jae Jarrell, and Wadsworth Jarrell about their experiences as Black artists during a pivotal moment in African-American identity. Interviews are both one-on-one and in a group and consist of transcripts (both printed and on CD) and audio (Mp3 files on CD).

Biographical/Historical Note: AfriCOBRA which stands for African Commune of Bad Relevant Artists (est. 1968) is an artist collective founded in Chicago, Ill. AfriCOBRA explores the possibility of identifying or developing a characteristically Black style in the visual arts.

Donated 2010 by TV Land/Hudson Street Productions, Inc. via Deva Newman, Executive Producer and Meilssa Bear, Vice President, Business and Legal Affairs.

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