Hall, Van-Anthoney Lawrence

Dr. Van-Anthoney Lawrence Hall is an Adjunct Music Professor in the Department of Visual and Performing Arts at North Carolina A&T State University. He received his Ph.D. in Education (Curriculum and Instruction – Aesthetic Education) from the University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign.

Toward an Aesthetic Language of Social Justice: A Theory of Black Arts
2016 1-4955-0413-1
This study critically examines Black aesthetic theory. The sociopolitical sensibilities of Black aesthetics may be viewed as a response or a critical “talking back” to the power structures in society that consciously perpetuate a dominant narrative of the beautiful or what it means to be beautiful. Ultimately it attempts to situate Black aesthetics in the context of education as a language through which to make meaning of the term social justice.

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