Founder Of Spoken-Word Group “Last Poets” Facing Eviction

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Abiodun Oyewole is a founding member of The Last Poets – a group that is widely considered to have inspired the birth of modern hip hop.

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For more than 30 years, Oyewole hosted”Open House Sundays” for poets and musicians at his Morningside Drive apartment.

But cutbacks in arts education programs have had a great impact on the workshops with kids that Oyewole has made a living off of in recent years. Falling behind on rent, Oyewole is now in danger of losing the historical landmark that was his home as well as the surrogate home for aspiring poets and singers alike.

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