Collective Courage: A History of African American Cooperative Economic Thought and Practice

  • UMass Amherst Gordon Hall 418 N Pleasant St Amherst, MA, 01002 United States

What role did economic co-operation play in the civil rights movement? As it turns out, a huge one. This forgotten history is the focus of Dr. Jessica Gordon Nembhard's new book, "Collective Courage: A History of African American Cooperative Economic Thought and Practice.” Nembhard is Associate Professor of Community Justice & Social Economic Development in the Department of African American Studies at John Jay College of the City University of New York, and will speak on her new book. Co-sponsored by the Neighboring Food Co-op Association.