Join us for our mid-summer meeting that's all about Black cooperative economic organizing! I think we're in for a treat with this one.
** About the book **
Author: Jessica Gordon Nembhard
In Collective Courage, Jessica Gordon Nembhard chronicles African American cooperative business ownership and its place in the movements for Black civil rights and economic equality. Not since W. E. B. Du Bois’s 1907 Economic Co-operation Among Negro Americans has there been a full-length, nationwide study of African American cooperatives. Collective Courage extends that story into the twenty-first century. Many of the players are well known in the history of the African American experience: Du Bois, A. Philip Randolph and the Ladies' Auxiliary to the Brotherhood of Sleeping Car Porters, Nannie Helen Burroughs, Fannie Lou Hamer, Ella Jo Baker, George Schuyler and the Young Negroes’ Co-operative League, the Nation of Islam, and the Black Panther Party. Adding the cooperative movement to Black history results in a retelling of the African American experience, with an increased understanding of African American collective economic agency and grassroots economic organizing.
You can purchase the book here: https://www.psupress.org/books/titles/978-0-271-06216-7.html
Use the following discount code to get 20% off. It's a bit pricey otherwise.
If you need financial assistance in order to participate with this book, please send me a PM.