Amiri Baraka at S.F. State October 1984
Founded at San Francisco State College (now SFSU) in 1954 by English professor Ruth Witt-Diamant, the San Francisco Poetry Center has been recording and archiving tapes of its public events for nearly six decades. This clip is from a 1984 reading by poet Amiri Baraka, who passed away this year. He reads his poem “Wailers.”
From the San Francisco Poetry Center.