Amiri Baraka: Our Man Jimmy

This excerpt is part of the Twentieth-Century Masters Tribute to James Baldwin, sponsored by PEN American Center and Lincoln Center, with The Schomburg Center for Research in Black Culture… More

Case Histories: Amiri Baraka

Born as LeRoi Jones, Amiri Baraka is an American poet, essayist, fiction author, and music critic. Following the assassination of Malcom X, Baraka became a “black cultural nationalist”and wrote… More

James Baldwin’s Grand Tour

In America I’m not really a private person. No, I’m a public person. And a public person cannot write. Writers always have to find a way to do their… More