Thursday, February 2, 2012

8 Black Arts Era Poets and 11 Name Changes

He was initially known as Don L. Lee, and during the black arts era, he assumed the name Haki R. Madhubuti.

He was first known as Ronald Snelling. Later, he became known as Askia Toure.

Her name at birth was Yolande Cornelia Giovanni. Over the years, she became known as Nikki Giovanni.

He was born Val Ferdinand III. He became known as Kalamu ya Salaam.

She was initially known as Jewel Latimore. She became known as Johari Amini.

Initially, he published as Laurence P. Neal. Later, it was simply Larry Neal.

She was born as Marguerite Ann Johnson. She became widely known as Maya Angelou.

He was born Everett Leroy Jones. He became known as LeRoi Jones. Later, he became known as Imamu Amiri Baraka and Ameer Baraka, and finally Amiri Baraka.

A Notebook on the Black Arts Era

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