Amiri BarakaPoetry, Drama, Nonfiction
Interviewed by: Rebekah Presson
Catalog Number: 19880212
Amiri Baraka (formerly LeRoi Jones) is a poet, playwright, and essayist, whose 1960s play, Dutchman, became a standard for students of revolutionary theatre. Baraka reads poems from The Music: Reflections on Jazz and Blues and discusses how he often uses his work as a way to raise his voice against racism and the inequities of the American political system.
We go to the archives to revisit a program that examines important African-American writers, beginning with the 18th century's Phyllis Wheatley and concluding with former U.S. Poet Laureate Rita Dove. This show also features the late Margaret Walk...
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