Amiri Baraka / Leroi Jones collection, 1961-1972


Amiri Baraka / Leroi Jones collection, 1961-1972

This collection comprises photocopies of articles and newspaper clippings relating to Amiri Baraka (1964-84), and publications (mostly Jihad Productions) including "The Dead Lecturer (1964)," "Afro-Arts (1966)," "Spirit Reach (1972)," "Preface to a Twenty Volume Suicide Note.... (1961)," "A Black Value System (1969)," "Tales by LeRoi Jones (1967)," "Home: Social Essays (1966)," "Toward the Creation of Political Institutions for All African Peoples (1972)," "Strategy and Tactics of a Pan African Nationalist Party (1971)," "Kawaida Studies: The New Nationalism (1972)," "LeRoi Jones; A Checklist to Primary and Secondary Sources (1971)," "The First Militant Preacher by Ben Caldwell," "Partido Africano da Independencia da Guine e Cabo Verde: Speech delivered by the Secretary General of PAIGC, Amilcar Cabral, at the Symposium organized by the Democratic Party of Guinea (PDG) in memory of President Dr. Kwame Nkrumah. (People's Palace of Conakry, May 13th 1972),"The Cricket: Black Music in Evolution (1969)," "Mwanamke Mwananchi (The Nationalist Woman) by Mumininas of Committee for Unified NewArk (1971)," "Ujamaa -- The Basis of African Socialism by Mwalimu Nyerere," "The Political Leader Considered as the Representative of a Culture by Ahmed Sekou Toure," and "Soul Session: Anthology of the B.C.D. (1969)."

0.42 linear ft. (1 Hollinger box )


SNAC Resource ID: 8088359

Newark Public Library, Main Library

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