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Spirit House: Amiri Baraka and the Black Arts Movement in Newark, New Jersey

Spirit House: Amiri Baraka and the Black Arts Movement in Newark, New Jersey

02/16/2022 12:30 PM - 1:45 PM

The Legacy Project’s Commemoration Committee

Spirit House: Amiri Baraka and the Black Arts Movement in Newark, New Jersey 
Wednesday, Feb. 16 at 12:30 p.m. on Zoom

Following the violent deaths of Malcolm X and Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr., no one did more to reshape Black identity, space, and sound for African Americans in the United States than Amiri Baraka. While he is famous for his cultural work associated with initially developing the Black Arts Movement in New York City during the 1960s, Baraka’s enduring legacy continues to be felt in New Jersey. Commemorating Black History Month, this talk explores Baraka’s life of activism and the Black Arts Movement’s impact on Newark, New Jersey.

About the speaker

Dr. Peter Clavin is an instructor of English at CCM and teaches American Studies, English, and History throughout New Jersey. He graduated from the University at Buffalo-SUNY in June 2019, and his dissertation explores the politics and pedagogy of Amiri Baraka’s lifelong activism. He is currently working on turning his dissertation into a book. (courtesy of Dr. Peter Clavin)

RSVP: Dr. Peter Clavin on 2/16