Amiri Baraka (formerly LeRoi Jones) 2007. (Source: Wikimedia Commons.)

Through April 30: 'Amiri Baraka' exhibition

University Library announces exhibition 'Amiri Baraka, 1934-2014'

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7:37 a.m., Feb. 11, 2014--The University of Delaware Library has announced the exhibition “Amiri Baraka, 1934-2014,” which is on view through Wednesday, April 30, in the Information Room on the first floor of the Morris Library. 

Amiri Baraka, formerly known as LeRoi Jones, was an American writer of poetry, drama, fiction, essays and music criticism. He was one of the most respected and widely published African-American writers.

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With the beginning of the Civil Rights Movement during the 1960s, Baraka explored the anger of African-Americans and used his writings as a weapon against racism. He died on Jan. 9, 2014. 

The curator of the exhibition is Jaime Margalotti, senior assistant librarian in the Manuscripts and Archives Department.

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