Amiri Baraka: Literature for Liberation

“We had thought of the Village as a place where one went to be an artist. It seemed to us then that it was more important for us to be in Harlem, and that the art we made had to be part of Black people’s struggle to liberate themselves. … But that’s what we were doing: trying to make art revolutionary.” An exclusive interview from 2005 with the late poet on writing and rebellion.