Third World Press (TWP), a project of Third World Press Foundation (TWPF), 501(c)(3), is the oldest, continuously independent Black press in the U.S. Founded in 1967 by Dr. Haki Madhubuti, TWP has been publishing Black literature and contributing to our Black literary tradition for nearly fifty-five years. TWP is one of the last-remaining Black Arts Movement (1965-1975) institutions and continues to impact the current age of emerging and established writers, poets, educators, artists, scholars, and activists.
During the summer of 2020 Dr. Madhubuti began developing a transition plan and team to assume the day-to-day running of TWP/TWPF. The new plan included:
- creating a new leadership structure;
- recruiting a committed, qualified Executive Leadership team;
- and developing and recruiting an engaged Board of Directors.
Dr. Madhubuti recruited three committed Black scholars who have a record of developing and producing literature, programming and partnerships. They have a history and commitment to the Black community and the mission of Third World Press Foundation. They also have the skills and experience to build on and extend the legacy of TWP. Our new slogan for 2021 and beyond is Third World Press Forward.