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Birth date: October 7, 1934, Newark, New Jersey, United States
Death date: January 9, 2014, Newark, New Jersey, United States
Birth place: Newark, New Jersey, USA
Profession:Writer, Actor
Spouse:Amina Baraka (m. 1966–2014), Hettie Jones (m. 1958–1965)
Children:Ras Baraka, Lisa Jones, Kellie Jones, Shani Baraka

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Amiri Baraka (born Everett LeRoi Jones; October 7, 1934 – January 9, 2014), formerly known as LeRoi Jones and Imamu Amear Baraka, was an African-American writer of poetry, drama, fiction, essays and music criticism. He was the author of numerous books of poetry and taught at a number of universities, including the State University of New York at Buffalo and the State University of New York at Stony Brook. He received the PEN Open Book Award, formerly known as the Beyond Margins Award, in 2008 for Tales of the Out and the Gone.Baraka’s career covers nearly fifty years and his topics range from Black Liberation and White Racism. Several poems that are always associated with his name are “The Music: Reflection on Jazz and Blues,” “The Book of Monk,” and “New Music, New Poetry.” These titles draw on concepts such as society, music, and literature. Baraka's poetry and writing have attracted both extreme praise and condemnation. Within the African-American community, some compare him to James Baldwin and call Baraka one of the most respected and most widely published Black writers of his generation. Others have said his work is an expression of violence, misogyny, homophobia and racism. Regardless of viewpoint, Baraka’s plays, poetry, and essays have been defining texts for African-American culture.Baraka's brief tenure as Poet Laureate of New Jersey (2002–03), involved controversy over a public reading of his poem "Somebody Blew Up America?" and accusations of anti-semitism, and some negative attention from critics, and politicians. Wikipedia

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Writer

Writer

TitleYearStatusCharacter
The Toilet2007Short
W.E.B. DuBois: A Biography in Four Voices1996Documentary
United States of Poetry1995TV Mini-Series documentary poem
Madea1973Short as Leroy Jones
A Fable1971play - as LeRoy Jones / screenplay - as LeRoy Jones
Nigger1968TV Movie novel
Dutchman1967play - as LeRoi Jones / screenplay - as LeRoi Jones
Uhatut1966TV Movie play "Dutchman" - as LeRoi Jones

Actor

Actor

TitleYearStatusCharacter
Bulworth1998Rastaman

Thanks

Thanks

TitleYearStatusCharacter
Kelyje2012thanks

Self

Self

TitleYearStatusCharacter
Dutchman RevisitedDocumentary filmingHimself (rumored)
Outrider2015DocumentaryHimself
Democracy Now!2011TV SeriesHimself
The Nature of Existence Companion Series2011Video documentaryHimself
The Nature of Existence2010DocumentaryHimself
Motherland2010DocumentaryHimself
William S. Burroughs: A Man Within2010DocumentaryHimself
Blacking Up: Hip-Hop's Remix of Race and Identity2010TV Movie documentaryHimself
No Justice, No Peace: A Sharp Talk Special2010TV Movie documentaryHimself
Corso: The Last Beat2009Documentary
Ferlinghetti: A Rebirth of Wonder2009DocumentaryHimself
New York Agora: The Legacy of the 60s Counterculture2008Documentary
Return to Gorée2007DocumentaryHimself
Obscene2007DocumentaryHimself
Turn Me On2007TV Movie documentaryHimself
Revolution '672007DocumentaryHimself
Polis Is This: Charles Olson and the Persistence of Place2007Documentary
Literature Alive2006TV Series documentaryHimself
Breaking the Rules2006DocumentaryHimself
The Pact2006DocumentaryHimself
Independent Lens2005TV Series documentaryHimself
Hubert Selby Jr: It/ll Be Better Tomorrow2005DocumentaryHimself
The Ballad of Greenwich Village2005DocumentaryHimself
Letter to the President2005Video documentaryHimself - Poet / Activist
Keeping Time: The Life, Music & Photography of Milt Hinton2004DocumentaryHimself
The First Amendment Project: Poetic License2004TV Movie documentaryHimself - interviewee
Chisholm '72: Unbought & Unbossed2004DocumentaryHimself
Hughes' Dream Harlem2002TV Movie documentaryHimself
Strange Fruit2002DocumentaryHimself, poet and playwright
American Masters1989-2002TV Series documentaryHimself
Russell Simmons Presents Def Poetry2002TV Series documentaryHimself
Piñero2001Himself
The Source: The Story of the Beats and the Beat Generation1999DocumentaryHimself
Furious Flower: A Video Anthology of African American Poetry 1960-951998Video documentaryHimself (Volume II: Warriors)
Great Performances1997TV SeriesHimself
The Tonight Show with Jay Leno1995TV SeriesHimself
United States of Poetry1995TV Mini-Series documentaryHimself
The Beat Generation: An American Dream1987DocumentaryHimself
Poetry in Motion1982DocumentaryHimself
Death of a Prophet1981TV MovieHimself
Castelporziano, ostia dei poeti1980TV Movie documentaryHimself (as LeRoi Jones)
Fried Shoes Cooked Diamonds1979DocumentaryHimself
Black Theatre: The Making of a Movement1978DocumentaryHimself
All You Need Is Love1977TV Series documentaryHimself
Black Journal1971TV SeriesHimself
1 P.M.1971Documentary
The David Frost Show1970TV SeriesHimself
The Merv Griffin Show1965TV SeriesHimself

Archive Footage

Archive Footage

TitleYearStatusCharacter
500 Years Later2005DocumentaryHimself - Poet and Activist

Won awards

Won awards

Won awards

YearAwardCeremonyNominationMovieAward shared with
2002Lifetime Achievement AwardLos Angeles Pan African Film Festival


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#Fact
1Named Poet Laureate of the State of New Jersey (USA).
2Father of Ras Baraka.
3Biography and bibliography in "Contemporary Authors," New Revision Series, Vol. 133, pp. 54-64. Farmington Hills, MI: Thomson Gale, 2005.
4Father of Lisa Jones.


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