Legacy of Amiri Baraka (1934-2014)

Amiri BarakaJanuary 14, 2014 – Segment 2

We honor the legacy of poet and author Amiri Baraka (LeRoi Jones) who died last week. Our guests are:

  • Dr. Jelani Cobb, associate professor of History and Director of the Institute of African American Studies at the University of Connecticut;
  • Dr. Komozi Woodard, professor of History at Sarah Lawrence College, and author of A Nation Within a Nation: Amiri Baraka and Black Power Politics;
  • and Bashi Rose, Founder of D.R.A.M.A. (Direct Responses Alleviate Misdirected Aggression), which uses the theatre and film as tools to help African-American high school youth and incarcerated adults navigate conflict without resorting to violence.


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