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Liberation Through Literacy: African American Bookstores, Black Power, and the Mainstreaming of Black Books

Joshua Clark Davis

in From Head Shops to Whole Foods: The Rise and Fall of Activist Entrepreneurs

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
January 2019
ISBN:
9780231171588
eISBN:
9780231543088
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Columbia University Press
DOI:
10.7312/columbia/9780231171588.003.0003
Subject:
History, Economic History

Chapter two examines Black-Power activists who founded scores of bookstores throughout the country in the 1960s and ‘70s, hoping to prompt both a “revolution of the mind” and a transformation of ... More


From Head Shops to Whole Foods: The Rise and Fall of Activist Entrepreneurs

Joshua Clark Davis

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
January 2019
ISBN:
9780231171588
eISBN:
9780231543088
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Columbia University Press
DOI:
10.7312/columbia/9780231171588.001.0001
Subject:
History, Economic History

In the 1960s and ’70s, a diverse range of storefronts—including head shops, African American bookstores, feminist businesses, and organic grocers—brought the work of the New Left, Black Power, ... More


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