Imamu Amiri Baraka - John Hay Library Exhibition 2000
Poet, dramatist, essayist, and critic, Amiri Baraka (formerly Le Roi Jones) is a major contemporary author. As both theorist and practitioner he was the central figure of the 1960s' Black Arts Movement. Baraka's career has been divided, by his editor William J. Harris, into four periods, and that organization has guided this exhibition. They are: The Beat Period (1957-1962), the Transitional Period (1963-1965), the Black Nationalist Period (1965-1974), and the Third World Marxist Period (1974 -). This exhibition features works, bibliography and criticism, and media.