Homegoing | Roy Campbell & Amiri Baraka
Roy Campbell’s Wake
Tuesday, January 14th, 5 to 8pm, Granby’s Funeral Home
4021 White Plains Rd, Bronx. Take the #2 or #5 train to 225 Street
Roy Campbell’s Funeral
Wednesday, 1pm in the north Bronx at St Luke’s Episcopal Church
777 East 222 Street near White Plains Rd. Take the #2 or #5 train to 225 Street
Amiri was not only a famous poet. He was humble and tirelessly working artist who lived his life dedicated to all his people.
who used words like scalpels to cut out the disease
of our un-kind un-just un-liberated culture
but not only did he write words that cut away falseness to reveal truth or at least make us question
an unhealthy world that we take for granted as normal
but in addition – he was always there
He showed Up where he was needed
Now there is no one to show Up except us all
We must carry on
We must never stop striving’
till We All are Free
till We are All living With Justice and Humanity.
Amiri Baraka’s Wake
Friday, January 17th, Metropolitan Baptist Church, 4pm to 9pm
149 Springfield Avenue, Newark, NJ.
Saturday, January 18th at Newark Symphony Hall at 10am
1020 Broad Street, Newark, NJ