Interview with Amiri Baraka

And do you begin to see a change in the late '60s for example, within the prison popular, are they reading or are they, what kind of things are you seeing?


Well in the prison, you get the change in the movement, that the, the people are the same essentially, the movement itself changes when the movement goes into decline, the relationship between say movement activists and prison activists declines, I mean, just like the Black family gets weaker. I mean it's all related to the question of social organization within the group. When the social organization of the group is more revolutionary, you know, you see more progressive and positive, you know, dimensions and definition to the group.