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African American poets--20th century

Subject Source: Library of Congress Subject Headings
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Found in 5 Collections and/or Records:

Amiri Baraka papers

Identifier: MSS 0699

Amiri Baraka (1934-2014), known early in his career as LeRoi Jones, was a widely published African American writer who produced poetry, drama, fiction, essays, and music criticism. Much of Baraka’s work addressed the subjects of Black liberation and white racism. The Amiri Baraka papers comprise the author’s writings, sketchbooks, and artwork, as well as correspondence and ephemera related to his involvement in theatrical and film productions.

Dates: circa 1965-2006

Collection of poems by Imamu Amiri Baraka

Identifier: MSS 0099-F0707

Two typescripts and one autographed manuscript of poems written by Imamu Amiri Baraka, titled I Love Music, Am/Trak, and The Last Revolution.

Dates: 1977

Tambourines to glory : playscript

Identifier: MSS 0099-F0705

Mimeographed typescript of the playscript, Tambourines to Glory, wriitten by Langston Hughes. The title page identifies the playscript as: "Revised version. September 1962."

Dates: 1962 September

For Clarence Major : poem

Identifier: MSS 0099-F0913

American novelist and poet Gayl Jones wrote this poem, "For Clarence Major," after meeting Major at Connecticut College in 1970.

Dates: 1970, 2006

Small memoriam for myself and The abomunist manifesto : poems

Identifier: MSS 0099-F0754

Typescript poem, Small Memoriam For Myself, written and signed by Bob Kaufman. The typescript bears the note "for Beatitude" and is dated 1962. Also present is a photoduplicated flyer of Kaufman's The Abomunist Manisfesto on the verso of a "Republicans for Pat Brown" campaign letter.

Dates: 1962