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The Nineteen Sixties


Calling black people

Calling all black people, man woman child

Wherever you are, calling you, urgent, come in

Black People, come in, wherever you are, urgent, calling

you, calling all black people

calling all black people, come in, black people, come

on in.

The author of this poem is Amiri Baraka (1934-2014). He was a native of Newark, New Jersey. He was the editor of Yugen and Kulchur magazines, has published poetry collections and was a writer on Jazz for such magazines as "Downbeat". This writer has been a strong artistic link of the Unbroken Chain of Black Poetry.



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