This March 12, 1972 file photo shows poet and social activist Amiri Baraka speaking during the Black Political Convention in Gary, Ind. Baraka diedJan. 9 at Newark Beth Israel Medical Center in Newark, N.J. at age 79.
This March 12, 1972 file photo shows poet and social activist Amiri Baraka speaking during the Black Political Convention in Gary, Ind. Baraka diedJan. 9 at Newark Beth Israel Medical Center in Newark, N.J. at age 79. (AP Photo/Julian C. Wilson, File)
This March 12, 1972 file photo shows poet and social activist Amiri Baraka speaking during the Black Political Convention in Gary, Ind. Baraka diedJan. 9 at Newark Beth Israel Medical Center in Newark, N.J. at age 79. (AP Photo/Julian C. Wilson, File)

UC Merced conference examines the Black Arts Movement

February 27, 2014 8:54 PM