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Baraka, Amiri, 1934-2014

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    • Baraka, Imamu Amiri, 1934-2014
    • Jones, LeRoi, 1934-2014
    • Baraka, Ameer, 1934-2014
    • Barakah, Amīr, 1934-2014
    • Imamu Amiri Baraka, 1934-2014
    • Jones, Everett LeRoi, 1934-2014
    • Jones, Leroy, 1934-2014
    • Jones, Le Roi, 1934-2014
    • Jones, Everett Leroy, 1934-2014
    • Baraka, Imamu Ameer, 1934-2014
    • بركة، أميري، 1934-
  • Additional Information

    • Birth Date

        (edtf) 1934-10-07
    • Death Date

        (edtf) 2014-01-09
    • Has Affiliation

        • Organization: (naf) Howard University
        • Organization: (naf) State University of New York at Stony Brook
        • Organization: (naf) Yale University
        • Organization: (naf) United States. Air Force
        • Organization: (naf) Congress of African Peoples
    • Birth Place

        (naf) Newark (N.J.)
    • Death Place

        (naf) Newark (N.J.)
    • Associated Locale

        (naf) United States
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  • Sources

    • found: His Preface to a twenty volume suicide note, 1961.
    • found: His Eulogies, 1996:CIP t.p. (Amiri Baraka) pub. info. (born Leroy (later changed to LeRoi) Jones in Newark, N.J. in 1934, Amiri Baraka moved to New York's Greenwich Village in the 1950s)
    • found: Junge amerikanische Lyrik, 1961:p. 156 (Le Roi Jones)
    • found: Amiri Baraka, author's website viewed November, 3, 2011:biography page (Amiri Baraka)
    • found:, viewed November 3, 2011:Amiri Baraka entry (hdg: Amiri Baraka; born Everett LeRoi Jones; in 1968 he became a Muslim, changed his name to Imamu Amiri Baraka; in 1974 Baraka adopted a Marxist Leninist philosophy and dropped the spiritual title "Imamu")
    • found: New York times (online), viewed Jan. 10, 2014(in obituary published Jan. 9: Amiri Baraka; b. Everett Leroy Jones, Oct. 7, 1934, Newark; known as Leroy; while a student at Howard University, partly in homage to the African-American journalist Roi Ottley, changed the spelling of his name to LeRoi, with the emphasis on the second syllable; by the late '60s he had converted to Islam and adopted the Bantuized Arabic name Imamu Ameer Baraka, which he would later alter to Amiri Baraka; d. Thursday [Jan. 9, 2014], Newark, aged 79; poet and playwright; one of the major forces in the Black Arts movement of the 1960s and '70s)
    • found: The Oxford Encyclopedia of African Thought, accessed via The Oxford African American Studies Center online database, July 27, 2014:(Amiri Baraka (LeRoi Jones); Everett Jones; poet, dramatist, essayist, anthologist, political activist; born 07 October 1934 in Newark, New Jersey, United States; received a scholarship to Rutgers University in Newark; transferred to Howard University, where he remained briefly before joining the U.S. Air Force in 1954; transformed himself and his art with the rise of Black Power; major organizer and participant in the Congress of African Peoples (CAP) and in the National Black Political Convention in Gary, Indiana; was a chairman of the Congress of African People; taught at Yale University, Rutgers University, Columbia University, and New York University, SUNY, Stony Brook (Department of Africana Studies); died 09 January 2014 in Newark, New Jersey, United States)
  • LC Classification

    • PS3552.A583
  • Editorial Notes

    • [Machine-derived non-Latin script reference project.]
    • [Non-Latin script reference not evaluated.]
  • Change Notes

    • 1979-10-11: new
    • 2019-10-01: revised
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