Amiri Baraka Addresses Press Conference at The Spirit House (July, 1967)

A bandaged Amiri Baraka (LeRoi Jones) holds a press conference inside the Spirit House in Newark during the National Conference on Black Power. Baraka was wounded after being arrested on gun charges and beaten by Newark Police during the 1967 rebellion. Left of Baraka is cultural nationalist leader Ron Karenga (US Organization). Right of Baraka is H. Rap Brown, Chairman of the Student Nonviolent Coordinating Committee (SNCC). -- Credit: Amiri Baraka Papers; Rare Book and Manuscript Library, Columbia University Library

A bandaged Amiri Baraka (LeRoi Jones) holds a press conference inside the Spirit House in Newark during the National Conference on Black Power. Baraka was wounded after being arrested on gun charges and beaten by Newark Police during the 1967 rebellion. Left of Baraka is cultural nationalist leader Ron Karenga (US Organization). Right of Baraka is H. Rap Brown, Chairman of the Student Nonviolent Coordinating Committee (SNCC). — Credit: Amiri Baraka Papers; Rare Book and Manuscript Library, Columbia University Library