Amiri Baraka and Me

Baraka did a lecture at the Louis Stokes Branch of the Cleveland Public Library in the early 2000s. I took a reader and also two copies of "Dutchman," a play Dr. Carolyn Gordon from TriC turned me on to. "Why two copies, Brother - you gon' sell one?" he asked me. No, I explained. One was for me, one was a gift for my then-girlfriend.  He snickered. "I hope she's still y'girlfriend after she reads it."

Rest In Power, Good Brother.