Races: Curtains for LeRoi

LeRoi Jones, 33, the snarling laureate of Negro revolt, has distilled his rage against white America in poems and plays whose spectrum has room only for black. "The Black Artist must teach the White Eyes their deaths," Jones writes. And when Newark, his birthplace, was aflame with Negro rioting last July, Jones appeared bent on augmenting his words with action. Heading into the eye of the violence, police testified, Jones had concealed a brace of pearl-handled .32-cal. revolvers beneath the dashboard of his green camper bus and under the folds of his multihued African dashike tunic.

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