New Jersey city gives rousing send-off at funeral for activist poet-playwright Amiri Baraka

  • by: SAMANTHA HENRY , Associated Press
  • Updated: January 18, 2014 - 3:15 PM

NEWARK, N.J. — A cacophony of bagpipes, African drums and jazz riffs creatively blended— much like the elements of an Amiri Baraka poem — at the Saturday funeral for the activist-writer and a founder of the Black Arts Movement, who died earlier this month.

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