1. In Memoriam: Amiri Baraka




Writer and poet Amiri Baraka’s ideas and art—especially as the primary architect of the Black Arts Movement of the 1960s—have had a profound influence on the direction of African-American literature. 


Although Baraka started publishing in the early 1960s, he did not achieve fame until the 1964 publication of his play Dutchman, which was later made into a movie. Baraka also wrote a major social-aesthetic study of African-American music Blues People: Negro Music in White America. 
Photo Credit: Fransceso Truono

    In Memoriam: Amiri Baraka

    Writer and poet Amiri Baraka’s ideas and art—especially as the primary architect of the Black Arts Movement of the 1960s—have had a profound influence on the direction of African-American literature.

    Although Baraka started publishing in the early 1960s, he did not achieve fame until the 1964 publication of his play Dutchman, which was later made into a movie. Baraka also wrote a major social-aesthetic study of African-American music Blues People: Negro Music in White America.

    Photo Credit: Fransceso Truono

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