Join us for this event celebrating 55 years of the Third World Press Foundation, the largest independent black-owned press in the United States. Haki R Madhubuti, founder of the Third World Press Foundation, will be interviewed by Molefi K. Asante, professor in the Department of Africology and African American Studies at Temple University.
Both Madhubuti and Asante have been on the frontlines in the struggle to critique, document, and promote African and African American history and culture. In addition, Third World Press Foundation is publishing Asante’s 100th book. They will share their experiences over the past 55 years.
This program is presented in partnership with the Charles L. Blockson Collection of African-Americana and the African Diaspora at Penn State Special Collections Library.
This event will take place at the Center for Anti-racism Research in Mazur Hall.
About the speakers:
Dr. Haki R. Madhubuti is a best-selling poet, author, publisher, and educator, and is widely regarded as one of the architects of the Black Arts Movement and is founder and publisher of Chicago's Third World Press.
Molefi Kete Asante is a professor in the department of Africology at Temple University. He is the president of the Molefi Kete Asante Institute for Afrocentric Studies. Asante is professor extraordinarius at the University of South Africa. Asante, often called the most prolific African American scholar, has published 100 books and more than 500 articles, and is considered one of the most quoted living African authors as well as one of the most distinguished thinkers in the African world.
Our programs are geared toward a general audience and are open to all, including Temple students, faculty, staff, alumni, neighbors, and friends. Registration is encouraged.