All posts tagged civil rights

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    In Memoriam: An Interview with the Late Amiri Baraka

    On January 9, 2014Amiri Baraka, poet, playwright and activist, passed away at the age of 79. A leading figure of the Black Arts movement, today we remember Baraka by sharing an interview Sampsonia Way published in 2011, after he came to read with Cave Canem at City of Asylum/Pittsburgh.


  • Video: A Conversation with Amiri Baraka

    Sala Udin sits down with poet and activist Amiri Baraka to discuss politics, the future of black art, and the consequences of making political art in America. Their lively conversation is sprinkled with personal memories, sharp political commentary and humor.


  • Khet Mar on the Road

    Khet Mar, a City of Asylum Pittsburgh writer-in-residence, is on the road with Writers in Motion, a two week study tour of the Mid-Atlantic and the American South, sponsored by the University of Iowa’s International Writing Program.