Third World Celebrates 40 Years
Celebrities such as film and theatre grand dame Ruby Dee and renowned author Walter Mosley were on hand as Third World Press, one of the nation’s oldest and most highly respected Black-owned publishing houses, celebrated its 40th year earlier this month. The two days of festivities attracted dozens of notables in arts, literature and social activism, as well as hundreds of supporters and well-wishers.
“Forty years of success is remarkable for any independent company, and in the book publishing industry it’s nothing less than extraordinary,” says Third World Press founder and President Haki R. Madhubuti. “But we believed that the writers of America’s Black literature needed the support of a Black-owned, culturally specific publishing house as a venue for their work, and that has always been the company’s guiding beacon.”
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