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Amiri Baraka

Amiri BarakaAKA Everett LeRoi Jones

Born: 7-Oct-1934
Birthplace: Newark, NJ
Died: 9-Jan-2014
Location of death: Newark, NJ
Cause of death: unspecified

Gender: Male
Race or Ethnicity: Black
Sexual orientation: Straight
Occupation: Author

Nationality: United States
Executive summary: Hated Whitey

Military service: USAF (1954-57, dishonorable discharge, after propaganda was found)

"I don't see anything wrong with hating white people. Harlem must be taken from the beast and gain its sovereignty as a black nation." Quoted from "Tax Funds a 'Hate the Whites' Project", US News and World Report, 1965.

Wife: Hettie Cohen (Jewish, m. 13-Octr-1960, div. Aug-1965, two children)
Daughter: Lisa Jones
Wife: Amina (m. Aug-1966, six children)

    University: BA, Howard University (1953)
    Professor: Rutgers University

    Dishonorable Discharge
    Guggenheim Fellowship 1965

    FILMOGRAPHY AS ACTOR
    William S. Burroughs: A Man Within (22-Jan-2010) · Himself
    The Nature of Existence (Apr-2009) · Himself
    Obscene (9-Sep-2007) · Himself
    Piņero (31-Aug-2001) · Himself
    The Source (23-Jan-1999) · Himself
    Bulworth (15-May-1998) · Rastaman
    Death of a Prophet (1981) · Himself

Author of books:
Preface to a Twenty Volume Suicide Note (1961, poetry)
The System of Dante's Hell (1965, novel, autobiographical)
Black Art (1966)
Black Music (1967)
Black Magic (1969)
Selected Plays and Prose (1979, collection)
Selected Poetry (1979, poetry)
The Autobiography of LeRoi Jones / Amiri Baraka (1984, memoir)

Wrote plays:
Dutchman (1964)
The Slave (1964)
The Toilet (1964)



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