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Catalyzing worker co-ops & the solidarity economy

The African American Cooperative Movement

African Americans have used mutual aid and cooperatives for both survival and to gain economic well-being and independence in the face of racial discrimination and economic marginalization. Practices such as the pooling of resources and collective decision-making, to produce goods and services accessible and beneficial to the community, have been practiced throughout history. Author, historian, economist and professor, Jessica Gordon-Nembhard, Ph.D. discusses this legacy and more with Milwaukee's Lindsay Heights resident, Emonia Barnett.

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