Philadelphia’s Oldest Black Bookstore From 1950s Officially Granted Historical Marker

Dawud Abdel Hakim founded Hakim’s Bookstore in 1959, with the goal of strengthening the African American community, The Grio reports. Initially selling books from the trunk of his car, Hakim eventually opened the first brick-and-mortar store in West Philadelphia during the height of the Black Power movement. Dedicated to his mission, Hakim was committed to […]

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