Author and lecture speaker adds to university libraries


TUSKEGEE, Ala. (June 30, 2014) – Nationally renowned poet and author, Haki Madhubuti, has donated more than 110 books to Tuskegee’s libraries. Madhubuti, who was the featured speaker for the 2013-2014 Ralph Ellison Lecture, is the founder and publisher of Third World Press. During his presentation in April, he pledged to donate a copy of every book published by Third World Press to Tuskegee.

A leading figure in the Black Arts Movement, he has written or edited more than 31 books, some under his former name, Don L. Lee. In 1967, he founded Third World Press, which for more than 45 years has published a broad range of works by African-American authors and scholars. His book, “Black Men: Obsolete, Single, Dangerous?: The African American Family in Transition” (1990) has sold more than 1 million copies. 

Juanita Roberts, director of library services, said that the donated books, mainly literature and black consciousness titles, have greatly enhanced the library system’s collection of black literature and thought.

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