Baraka, Amiri, 1934-2014
- Existence: October 7, 1934-January 9, 2014
Amiri Baraka (1934-2014), born Everett LeRoi Jones, and previously known as LeRoi Jones and Imamu Amear Baraka, was an African American writer of poetry, drama, fiction, essays and music criticism.
Found in 2 Collections and/or Records:
Charles T. Davis papers
Call Number: JWJ MSS 91
Overview: The collection contains correspondence, research and teaching files, and personal papers documenting the life of American academic Charles T. Davis. Correspondents feature literary scholars and African-American artists, writers, and cultural figures, including Doris Alexander, Anthony Appiah, Amiri Baraka, Romare Bearden, John Blassingame, Michel Fabre, Leon Forrest, Athol Fugard, Henry Louis Gates, Leon Higginbotham, Ishmael Reed, Jean Toomer, and others. Correspondents also include colleagues...
James Weldon Johnson collection files
Call Number: JWJ MSS 114
Overview: The James Weldon Johnson Collection Files contain manuscript correspondence, literary works and other documents relating to African Americans, dating from 1809 to 1979. The collection contains several letters to James Weldon Johnson from aspiring poets asking for feedback on their writing. Correspondence sent to Langston Hughes, Harold Jackman, Grace Nail Johnson, and Carl Van Vechten is also prominent in the collection. The collection includes broadway actress Rose McClendon's scripts used...