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Poet Amiri Baraka lay in repose at the Newark Symphony Hall in Newark, NJ on Saturday, January 18. Thousands packed the hall to honor and pay their respects. The public home-going services featured personal tributes from poets, actors, and community leaders.  Many called Baraka one of the last great revolutionaries around. Barak died Jan. 9 of an undisclosed illness.

Poet Amiri Baraka lay in repose at the Newark Symphony Hall in Newark, NJ on Saturday, January 18. Thousands packed the hall to honor and pay their respects. The public home-going services featured personal tributes from poets, actors, and community leaders. Many called Baraka one of the last great revolutionaries around. Barak died Jan. 9 of an undisclosed illness.