Nation within a nation : Amiri Baraka (LeRoi Jones) and Black power politics /

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Main Author: Woodard, Komozi.
Format: Book
Published:Chapel Hill, N.C. : University of North Carolina Press, c1999.
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Table of Contents:
  • Preface
  • Acknowledgments
  • Introduction
  • Part I. Rise
  • 1. Groundwork: The Impact of Fidel Castro, Patrice Lumumba, Robert F. Williams, and Malcolm X on Amiri Baraka and the Black Arts Movement
  • 2. Black Fire: Imamu Amiri Baraka and the Newark Uprising
  • 3. The Ballot or the Bullet? The Politics of Cultural Nationalism in Newark
  • 4. The Modernization of Cultural Nationalism: The Black and Puerto Rican Convention and the Election of Newark's First Black Mayor
  • Part II. Zenith and Decline
  • 5. It's Nation Time: Building a National Black Political Community
  • 6. Hard Facts: Kawaida Towers and the Dilemma of Cultural Nationalism in Black America Conclusion: Winter in America
  • Notes
  • Bibliography
  • Index
  • Illustrations
  • Baraka filming Black Spring
  • Baraka after release from prison in 1968
  • "Stop Killer Cops" campaign booklet
  • Baraka, leader of the Congress of African People
  • Baba Mshauri with Ras Baraka and Saidi Komozi
  • The Malaika, women of the Newark Congress of African People
  • Super Simba Boot Dancers
  • Baraka's cultural group, The Advanced Workers
  • Ras and Shani Baraka
  • Obalaji Baraka selling Unity and Struggle newspaper
  • Baraka with Kenneth Gibson, Dennis Westbrooks, and Albert Cleage
  • Baraka speaking at Newark City Hall
  • The Barakas at Kenneth Gibson's inauguration as mayor of Newark
  • Baraka at the founding meeting of the Congress of African People
  • FBI memorandum targeting Baraka in 1970
  • Newark demonstration against Portuguese attack on Guinea
  • The Barakas at African Liberation Day march
  • Baraka and Naibu Mchochezi meet with Tanzanian officials Malaika dance about women in the wars of African liberation
  • Baraka and Hoyt Fuller
  • Baraka organization's plan for the redevelopment of Newark's inner city
  • Baraka reading poetry
  • Baraka at the National Black Assembly in 1975
  • Amina Baraka and other New Jersey delegates at National Black Assembly

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