Wednesday, December 15, 2010

Research Note: Sun Ra & Afrofuturism

"[Sun] Ra's interest in science fiction was also linked to his belief that African Americans, because they had been virtually written out of history, should be prepared to write themselves into the future. He thus stressed the importance of becoming proficient in a range of new technologies so that African Americans could play a part in engineering their own futures, rather than letting whites construct them."

Jamie Sexton, "A Cult Film By Proxy: Space is the Place and the Sun Ra Mythos", New Review of Film & Television Studies, Vol. 4, No. 3, December 2006, page 200.

1 comment:

  1. NOG: The Protector of the Pyramides was published in 1981 as the first indie Black Age Rhythmistic future-primitif character in a graphic novel from ONLI STUDIOS. His creator Turtel Onli went on to launch the growing Black Age of Comics Movement. That is a lil' FYI y'all.