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A Poem for Black Hearts

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Written by
Baraka, Amiri, American, 1934 - 2014
Published by
Broadside Press, founded 1965
Subject of
X, Malcolm, American, 1925 - 1965
Medium
ink on paper
Dimensions
H x W: 11 1/16 x 6 5/8 in. (28.1 x 16.8 cm)
Type
poems
Place printed
Detroit, Wayne County, Michigan, United States, North and Central America
Date
April 1965
Description
Poem printed in black ink on off-white paper titled A Poem for Black Hearts written by LeRoi Jones. The poem is printed within a narrow black border. It begins with “For Malcolm’s eyes, when they broke the face of some dumb white man…” Along the bottom, inside the border is the copyright and the publisher’s address. “60-“and “14685” is written on the back. The poem was published by Broadside press as Broadside No. 7.
Topic
African American
Civil Rights
Hate crimes
Literature
Resistance
Violence
Credit Line
Collection of the Smithsonian National Museum of African American History and Culture
Object number
2013.124.3
Restrictions & Rights
© 1965 by LeRoi Jones. Permission required for use.
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Classification
Documents and Published Materials
Exhibition
Making a Way Out of No Way
On View
NMAAHC (1400 Constitution Ave NW), National Mall Location, Community/Third Floor, 3 050
Data Source
National Museum of African American History and Culture