- NAME: Amiri Baraka
- OCCUPATION: Scholar, Civil Rights Activist, Critic, Poet
- BIRTH DATE: October 07, 1934
- DEATH DATE: January 09, 2014
- EDUCATION: Columbia University, The New School, Howard University
- PLACE OF BIRTH: Newark, New Jersey
- PLACE OF DEATH: Newark, New Jersey
- Originally: Everett LeRoi Jones
- AKA: Everett Jones
- AKA: Imamu Amiri Baraka
- AKA: Amear Baraka
- Full Name: Amiri Baraka
- AKA: Imamu Amear Baraka
- AKA: Everett Leroy Jones
- AKA: LeRoi James
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Amiri Baraka is an African-American poet, activist and scholar. He was an influential black nationalist and later became a Marxist.
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Baraka died on January 9, 2014 in Newark, New Jersey at the age of 79. He is survived by his wife, Amina Baraka, two daughters from his first marriage and four children from his second.
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