Bridgit Brown did a write up for WGBH Arts about the Last Poets Juneteenth Show:
No discussion about the history of Rap or even about the history of contemporary Spoken Word is complete without mentioning The Last Poets.
On June 16th, Abiodun Oyewole, Babatunde Don Eaton, and Umar Bin Hassan of The Last Poets will be stepping up to a mic as part of the international observance of Juneteenth (June 19), the day in 1865 on which slaves in the state of Texas were emancipated from slavery. This was two years after slavery was officially abolished in the United States, on January 1, 1863 (another reason for us to celebrate New Year’s Day!).