Flyer for an awards ceremony and fundraising event for the Afrikan Free School, an independent school established by Amina Baraka in 1967. One of the Committee For Unified Newark’s (CFUN) most successful program, the African Free School was initially formed to improve literacy for children in Newark, and grew to earn national recognition. — Credit: Newark Public Library
Flyer for a “Pan-Afrikan Reception,” featuring leaders in African liberation struggles and sponsored by the Congress of Afrikan People (CAP) in New York City. The Congress of Afrikan People was founded in 1970 as a Pan-African, nationalist organization that promoted black political empowerment, with its headquarters in Newark, NJ. — Credit: Newark Public Library
Flyer for a Soul Session, hosted by Amiri Baraka and the Committee For Unified Newark at the Hekalu Mwalimu (“Temple of the Teacher”), 13 Belmont Avenue. Baraka’s organization hosted Soul Sessions every Sunday, and incorporated music, poetry, and theatre with political discussion. — Credit: Newark Public Library
Volume 3, Number 5 of Unity and Struggle, the national newspaper of the Congress of Afrikan People (CAP), published in May 1974. Unity and Struggle was one of several media outlets developed by Amiri Baraka to promote Black cultural nationalism in Newark and the nation. — Credit: NYU Tamiment Library
In this unpublished essay written in 2013, Amiri Baraka (LeRoi Jones) describes the histories of The Spirit House at 33 Stirling Street in Newark. Baraka explains the context of The Spirit House’s founding, along with its political, cultural, and historic significance for Newark and the Black Arts Movement. This essay was generously given to “The North” by Amina Baraka.