Dr. Cornell West, Princeton University professor, begins speaking about the Attica Rebellion 40 years ago on September 9, 1971, but soon shifts the topic to what he calls the "niggerization" of Americans since 9/11. He is a powerful speaker, and I sense we'll be seeing more of him or those of similar influence.
The "literary jazz man" he references is Amiri Baraka. Here is Baraka reading one of his poems, "Somebody Blew Up America," set to jazz music. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=KUEu-pG1HWw