Let’s Go Some Where

Three members of Brooks’s writing workshop—Johari Amini, Don L. Lee (a.k.a. Haki R. Madhubuti), and Carolyn Rogers—established their own publishing company, Third World Press, in December 1967. The press began in Madhubuti’s basement apartment on the South Side of Chicago with four hundred dollars, a used mimeograph machine, and a commitment to publishing texts by writers involved in the Black Arts movement. It has since grown to become one of the most formidable Black publishing houses in the United States. Brooks would release five books, including her second memoir, Report from Part Two (1996), with Third World Press, working closely with her former mentees.

Johari Amini (b. 1935)
Let’s Go Some Where
Introduction by Gwendolyn Brooks (1917–2000)
Chicago: Third World Press, 1973
Purchased on the Edwin V. Erbe Jr. Acquisitions Fund, 2021; PML 198722
Reproduced with the permission of Omar Lama

Don L. Lee (b. 1942; a.k.a. Haki R. Madhubuti)
Don’t Cry, Scream
Introduction by Gwendolyn Brooks (1917–2000)
Detroit: Broadside Press, 1969
Purchased on the Edwin V. Erbe Jr. Acquisitions Fund, 2020; PML 198581
© Broadside Lotus Press