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Date of Birth 7 October 1934Newark, New Jersey, USA
Date of Death 9 January 2014Newark, New Jersey, USA
Birth NameEverett Leroy Jones

Mini Bio (1)

Amiri Baraka was born on October 7, 1934 in Newark, New Jersey, USA as Everett Leroy Jones. He was a writer and actor, known for William S. Burroughs: A Man Within (2010), Dutchman (1966) and Strange Fruit (2002). He was married to Amina Baraka and Hettie Cohen. He died on January 9, 2014 in Newark.

Spouse (2)

Amina Baraka (August 1966 - 9 January 2014) (his death) (5 children)
Hettie Cohen (13 October 1958 - 1965) (divorced) (2 children)

Trivia (4)

Father of Lisa Jones.
Biography and bibliography in "Contemporary Authors," New Revision Series, Vol. 133, pp. 54-64. Farmington Hills, MI: Thomson Gale, 2005.
Father of Ras Baraka.
Named Poet Laureate of the State of New Jersey (USA). [2002]

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