Tate Modern celebrates work of black artists from civil rights movement

By Hannah Ellis-Petersen

Soul of a Nation says there is no single vision of what constitutes a ‘black aesthetic’ as many works arrive in the UK for the first time

You hear the exhibition before you see it – the booming voice of Dr Martin Luther King resonating through the Tate Modern galleries.

King’s rousing words in Washington in 1963 inspired the black communities of America to protest, march and sing for their rights Now for the first time, the show at the Tate Modern shows how they also drove an entire generation of artists – long ignored by history – to paint, sculpt, print and take photographs.

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