Honoring the History of Black Cooperatives

This Black History Month we honor the long tradition of African American cooperation, as written about in the book, “Collective Courage: A History of African American Cooperative Economic Thought and Practice,” by author Dr. Jessica Gordon Nembhard. From mutual aid societies to independent fugitive communities and from farmer cooperatives to consumer co-ops, Professor Gordon Nembhard details how people work together in the face of racism and active sabotage to improve each other’s lives in tangible ways.