Amiri Baraka

Amiri Baraka bio

Birth Name: Everett LeRoy Jones

Occupation: Poet

Place Of Birth: Newark

Date Of Birth: October 7, 1934

Date Of Death: January 9, 2014

Cause Of Death: N/A

Ethnicity: Black

Nationality: American

Amiri Baraka was born on the 7th of October, 1934. He was known for being a Poet. African-American poet, critic, and dramatist known for works such as Blues People: Negro Music in White America (nonfiction), The System of Dante’s Hell (fiction), A Black Mass (drama), and Slave Ship (poems). He served as Poet Laureate of New Jersey from 2002-2003.

Amiri Baraka was born in Newark. He attended Rutgers University and Columbia University. He published his first poetic work, Preface to a Twenty Volume Suicide Note, in 1961. His 2006 fiction work, Tales of the Out and the Gone, received the PEN Open Book Award in 2008.

Amiri Baraka was a Libra and was born in the Silent Generation.

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Amiri Baraka was born in 1930s. The 1930s were called the Great Depression (1929-1939). It was the worst economic downturn in the history of the industrialized world. Despite the Great Depression, Hollywood and popular film production flourished. Radio was the main source of entertainment, information, and political propaganda, and jazz, blues, gospel, and folk music, became immensely popular. Discover what happened on this day.

Everett LeRoy Jones is part of the Silent Generation, which followed after the G.I. Generation. As young adults during the McCarthy Era, many members of this generation felt it was dangerous to speak out. They were too young to see action in World War II and too old to participate in the fun of the Summer of Love.


Amiri’s Everett LeRoy Jones attended Rutgers, Columbia University, Howard University, DC, New School for Social Research.


Amiri Baraka’s mother’s name is unknown at this time and his father’s name is under review. We will continue to update information on Amiri Baraka’s parents.

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Like many famous people and celebrities, Amiri Baraka kept his personal life private. Once more details are available, we will update this section.

Amiri Baraka was born in the Year of the Dog.

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REAL NAME: Everett LeRoy Jones
AGE GENERATION: Silent Generation
DEATH DAY: Thursday



Zodiac Sign: Amiri Baraka was a Libra. People of this zodiac sign like harmony, gentleness, sharing with others, the outdoors, and dislike violence, injustice, loudmouths, conformity. The strengths of this sign are being cooperative, diplomatic, gracious, fair-minded, social, while weaknesses can be indecisive, holding a grudge and self-pity. The greatest overall compatibility with Libra is Aries and Sagittarius.

Chinese Zodiac: Amiri Baraka was born in the Year of the Dragon. People born under this sign are fiercely loyal and can always keep a secret. They're not afraid of the hardships in life, but they also tend to worry too much sometimes.

Ruling Planet: Amiri Baraka had a ruling planet of Venus and has a ruling planet of Venus and by astrological associations Friday is ruled by Venus. Venus is the planet of love, harmony, money and possessions. Venus is graceful, charming, sensual and social. People who are born with Mars as the ruling planet have beauty, charm and sensuality.

Amiri Baraka’s birth sign is Libra and he had a ruling planet of Venus.

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