And Activist Amiri Baraka To Speak At U.Va. On Sept. 24 As Part
Of Black Leadership Series
September 16, 2002--
Baraka, playwright, poet and revolutionary activist during the 1960s,
will speak at the University of Virginia Rotunda, Tuesday, Sept.
His talk “Democracy,
War, and the Responsibility of Intellectuals in a Bushwhacked America,”
will be at 8 p.m. and is open to the public. Part of the University-wide,
“Explorations in Black Leadership” series, it is sponsored
by the Institute for Public History and the Darden Graduate School
of Business Administration.
nationally prominent in 1964 after the production of his award-winning
play, “Dutchman.” The play marked the emergence of his
heightened sense of racial awareness. Although he retired in 1999,
after 20 years of teaching in the Department of Africana Studies
at SUNY – Stony Brook, Baraka continues to write and speaks
frequently at colleges and universities.
Katherine T. Jackson, (434) 924-3629