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Haki Madhubuti (Don L. Lee), 1976-04-02, 2019-03-20

 Item — Box: 1, cassette: 4


  • 1976-04-02
  • Digitized: 2019-03-20


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From the Collection: .6 Linear Feet (1 cassette storage box)

Language of Materials



Haki Madhubuti (Don Luther Lee) was introduced to EMU in 1971 by a woman reading three poems by black authors to the crowd. Speaking on education and black separatism, Madhubuti condemns white control of institutions that govern black life in the United States. He calls for liberation from ‘plantation policy’, as he argues that African Americans that excel in white institutions have lost sight of the true goals of the black struggle. Madhubuti stresses the importance in acknowledging one’s blackness before ideology, religion, or other marker of identity. He critiques the white savior narrative, pointing to atrocities committed by white, western culture across the globe. According to Madhubuti, family and black unity is the solution to issues facing the African American community.


Repository Details

Part of the Eastern Michigan University Archives Repository

Bruce T. Halle Library, Room 310
955 West Circle Drive
Ypsilanti Michigan 48197