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World Premiere of last play written by Amiri Baraka
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    Program from Amiri Baraka's 75th Birthday celebration

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    Black Mask Magazine issue (Amiri Baraka Cover 1993) featuring an article titled, "Meeting Amiri"

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    Our sincerest "thank you" and heartfelt appreciation for your support of our project (does not include any of the rewards listed below.)

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    The Dead Lecturer poems by LeRoi Jones. First edition (Paperback)

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    Invited to one of the two previews of the play on May 28 or May 29, 2015.

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    S O S Poems 1961 - 2013 By Amiri Baraka
    New Federal Theatre has 10 exclusive copies of this book before it is released.

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    First edition of "Selected Poetry of Amiri Baraka/ LeRoi Jones. Item is slightly used with some page markings.

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    First edition of "An Anthology of African American Women Confirmation" by Amiri Baraka & Amina Baraka. Item is slightly used.

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    The Music Reflections on Jazz and Blues by Amiri Baraka and Amina Baraka. First edition (Hard cover)

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    A copy of "Tales of the Out and the Gone" (short stories) by Amiri Baraka

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    A copy of "Somebody Blew Up America" (a poem) by Amiri Baraka

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    Invited to see any one (1) of the 24 performances of the play

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    An Amiri Baraka Commemorative Card (blank inside)

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    Ballets Russes a film by Dayna Goldine and Dan Geller

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    Original Broadway poster from the 2014 revival of "A Raisin in the Sun"

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    "Let Loose on The World," edited by Ted Wilson, an anthology celebrating Baraka’s 75th Birthday, and two (2) tickets to a performance

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    The 75 minute film, "Right On!," with the original Last Poets – DVD and two (2) tickets to a performance

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    Special Published Edition (with photos) of "The Most Dangerous Man in America (W.E.B. Du Bois)," plus two (2) tickets to a performance

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    Invitation to the special Sunday/Matinee May 31, 2015 performance and a reception of "The Most Dangerous Man in America (W.E.B. Du Bois)"

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    W.E.B. Du Bois, Louis Massiah’s two hour film on DVD – with narration by Amiri Baraka and one (1) ticket to a performance

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    David Levering Lewis’ W.E.B. Du Bois, Biography of Race (1868-1919) (courtesy of Henry Holt Company) and two (2) tickets to a performance

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    Vintage 331/3 LP Albums (long-playing, rare and out of print): "Nationtime" – Amiri Baraka

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    Vintage 331/3 LP Albums (long-playing, rare and out of print): “Writers of the Revolution” – Langston Hughes

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    Vintage 331/3 LP Albums (long-playing, rare and out of print): “Right On” – The Original Last Poets

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    Vintage 331/3 LP Albums (long-playing, rare and out of print): “Black Spirits” – Baraka and 15 poets

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    Vintage 331/3 LP Albums (long-playing, rare and out of print): “The Fisk Jubilee Singers” directed by John W. Work

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    Vintage 331/3 LP Albums (long-playing, rare and out of print): Melvin Van Peebles’ Broadway cast album, “Ain’t Supposed to Die a Natural Death"

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    Vintage 331/3 LP Albums (long-playing, rare and out of print): “Unsubmissive Blues,” Jayne Cortez

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    Vintage 331/3 LP Albums (long-playing, rare and out of print): "For Colored Girls Who Have Considered Suicide When The Rainbow is Enuff," Original Broadway cast album

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    "Hirschfeld's Harlem" (a book of lithographs) by Al Hirschfield (with commentary by Ossie Davis & Ruby Dee, Lena Horne, Whoopie Goldberg, Quincy Jones, Audra McDonald, Cicely Tyson & others) and and two (2) tickets to a performance

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    Original Broadway poster – "For Colored Girls Who Have Considered Suicide When The Rainbow is Enuf" by Paul Davis (Approximately 22" x 11" unframed)

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    "New Music-New Poetry" an album by Amiri Baraka with David Murray and Steve McCall.
    This album includes poems like "Dope", "I Love Music" and many more. It is in great condition, comes with a copy of each poem on the album.

    "On this record we tried to express some of thejoy we had in making the poetrymusic." -Amiri Baraka

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    Original Broadway poster – "For Colored Girls Who Have Considered Suicide When The Rainbow is Enuf" by Paul Davis (24" x 36" unframed)

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    First edition of "The Salt Eaters" by Toni Cade Bambara

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    First edition of "Trumbul Park" by Frank London Brown

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    "The Autobiography of Amiri Baraka" (first edition)

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    "Black Fire" edited by Amiri Baraka and Larry Neal (first edition)

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