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Amiri Baraka

Amiri Baraka (born Everett LeRoi Jones October 7, 1934), formerly known as LeRoi Jones and Imamu Amear Baraka, is an African-American writer of poetry, drama, fiction, essays, and music criticism. He is the author of numerous books of poetry and has taught at a number of universities, including the State University of New York at Buffalo and the State University of New York at Stony Brook. He received the PEN Open Book Awardformerly known as the Beyond Margins Award in 2008 for Tales of the Out and the Gone.

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Oct 7, 1934 In Newark, New Jersey, USA
Movie/TV Credits:
First Appeared:
In the movie The New-Ark [Black Journal segment] 1968-07-01
Latest Project:
Movie Langston Hughes: The Dream Keeper 2022
Known For
Poster of Return to Goree
Poster of Hubert Selby Jr: It/ll Be Better Tomorrow
Poster of Death of a Prophet
Poster of Great Performances
Movie Langston Hughes: The Dream Keeper Himself 2022
Movie Ferlinghetti: A Rebirth of Wonder Himself 2009-04-01
Movie New York Agora: The Legacy of the 60s Counterculture Himself 2008-01-01
Movie Obscene: A Portrait of Barney Rosset and Grove Press Himself 2008-09-26
Movie Polis Is This: Charles Olson and the Persistence of Place Unknown 2007-04-01
Movie Return to Goree Himself 2007-10-27
Movie Turn Me On Unknown 2007-07-31
Movie The Pact Himself 2006-01-01
Movie Hubert Selby Jr: It/ll Be Better Tomorrow Himself 2006-06-22
Movie Bulworth Rastaman 1998-05-15
Movie James Baldwin: The Price of the Ticket Himself 1989-08-14
Movie In Motion: Amiri Baraka Himself 1985-01-02
Movie I Heard It Through the Grapevine Unknown 1982-03-03
Movie Death of a Prophet Unknown 1981-01-01
Movie Fried Shoes Cooked Diamonds Himself 1979-10-01
Movie Black Theatre: The Making of a Movement Self 1978-12-31
Movie 1 P.M. (One Parallel Movie) Self 1972-02-10
Movie Nationtime Himself 1972-11-01
Series Great Performances self 1971-01-28
Movie The New-Ark [Black Journal segment] Unknown 1968-07-01