This Day in History

Jan. 9, 2014: Amiri Baraka Passed Away

Time Periods: 2001 - Present
Themes: African American, Art & Music, Civil Rights Movements

In memory, poet and activist Amiri Baraka (October 7, 1934-January 9, 2014).

Read about his role as an activist and see photos, for example with the Gary Convention and the Black Arts Movement, on the Schomburg Center for Research in Black Culture, New York Public Library website


Amiri Baraka and Larry Neal this photo appears on back of their anthology Black Fire.