Papers of Amiri Baraka, Poet Laureate of the Black Power Movement
Consists of materials from the years 1913 through 1998 that document African American author and activist Amiri Baraka and were gathered by Dr. Komozi Woodard in the course of his research. The extensive documentation includes poetry, organizational records, print publications, articles, plays, speeches, personal correspondence, oral histories, as well as some personal records. The materials cover Baraka's involvement in politics in Newark, N.J., and in Black Power movement organizations such as the Congress of African People, the National Black Conference movement, and the Black Women's United Front. Later materials document Baraka's increasing involvement in Marxism.