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Amiri Baraka
American poet Amiri Baraka (aka LeRoi Jones), 1970s. (Hulton Archive, Getty Images)
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Services Saturday for Poet-Activist Amiri Baraka

One of Newark's most famous sons is being laid to rest this weekend.

Funeral services are planned for activist poet-playwright Amiri Baraka at Newark Symphony Hall on Saturday.

The 79-year-old author of blues-based poems, plays and criticisms died last Thursday.

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Amiri Baraka
American poet Amiri Baraka (aka LeRoi Jones), 1970s. (Hulton Archive, Getty Images)
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Amiri Baraka, Poet and Newark Native, Dead at 79

Amiri Baraka, the militant man of letters and tireless agitator whose blues-based, fist-shaking poems, plays and criticism made him a provocative and groundbreaking force in American culture, has died. He was 79.

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