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This seminar considers the post-1968 legacies of artistic expressions of the 1960s/70s political struggles such as the Black Arts Movement, the Chicano Mural Movement, and the Institute of American Indian Arts (IAIA), as well as notions of liberation in music, literature, film, television, and other artistic forms that emerged during that time. Against the economic, political, and cultural shifts which have transformed how we engage with and consume art in the last fifty years, especially the emergence of digital media and the transnational networks of exchange through which it circulates, we explore how the arts—in sonic, literary, visual, and digital forms—hves expressed evolving conceptions of racial liberation during this time period.