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Amiri Baraka Views

The Two Americas of Amiri Baraka (1934-2014)

Suzanne Persard | Posted 03.16.2014 | Arts
Suzanne Persard

In 1950s New York City, while the Beat poets Ginsberg and Kerouac had the luxury of simply being poets, hitching their dreams to stars with the freedom and privilege of living in opposition to bourgeoise America, LeRoi Jones was black in America.