Profile: Amiri Baraka

Amiri Baraka is an African-American poet, activist and scholar. He was an influential black nationalist and later became a Marxist. Synopsis Amiri Baraka (formerly LeRoi Jones) was born in Newark, New Jersey, on October 7, 1934. After three years in the U.S. Air Force, Jones joined the Beat movement in Greenwich Village. After the assassination of Malcolm X, he took the name Amiri Baraka and … Continue reading Profile: Amiri Baraka