Madhubuti was one of the most prominent voices in the Black Arts movement of the 60s and 70s, but he went on from there to chart a dynamic career as writer, publisher, educator, and cultural curator. Besides being a prolific poet and essayist (with over 20 books to his credit), he founded Third World Press, which is regarded as the oldest independent black publishing company. He is a recipient of several important prizes, including a National Book Award and fellowships from the NEH and NEA. It would be great for students to be exposed to his life and work. Instead of a lecture, the program will be in the format of a conversation between Madhubuti and the former executive director of the Camden County Historical and Cultural Commission, Sandra Turner-Barnes.
free period (12:45-1:45) in Penn 401