Amiri Baraka Addresses Press Conference (1972)

Black poet, Imamu Amiri Baraka, who wrote under the name of LeRoi Jones, announces plans for a second International Congress of Black People at a press conference in New York, Aug. 16, 1972. The congress will be held in San Diego, Calif., Aug. 31 through Sept. 4. Baraka also called for a "unity of African people" for the purposes of collective political power. (AP Photo/Ron Frehm)

Black poet, Imamu Amiri Baraka, who wrote under the name of LeRoi Jones, announces plans for a second International Congress of Black People at a press conference in New York, Aug. 16, 1972. The congress will be held in San Diego, Calif., Aug. 31 through Sept. 4. Baraka also called for a “unity of African people” for the purposes of collective political power. (AP Photo/Ron Frehm)