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Amiri Baraka, one of the most influential African American writers of his generation, who courted controversy as a poet
By Matt Schudel
, playwright and provocateur and who was a primary intellectual architect of the Black Arts movement of the 1960s, died Jan. 9 at a hospital in Newark. He was 79.
Newark Mayor Luis Quintana and other public officials confirmed the death. The cause was not re…
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