The Last Poets

The Last Poets

The Last Poets are a spoken word/poetry group which formed in 1968 in Harlem, New York City, New York, United States.

The Last Poets is a group of poets and musicians who arose from the late 1960s African American civil rights movement's black nationalist thread. Their name is taken from a poem by the South African revolutionary poet Keorapetse Kgositsile, who believed he was in the last era of poetry before guns would take over.

The original Last Poets formed on May 19 Read more on

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