Shareable interviews Dr. Jessica Gordan Nembhard on the history of Black cooperatives in the U.S.

The Freedom Quilting Bee, a Black-owned textile cooperative, was born in the civil rights movement as a way for poor black craftswomen in the Alabama Black Belt to earn money for their families. Credit: Birmingham, Ala. Public Library Archives

In an interview with writer Mira Luna for Shareable, Dr. Jessica Gordon Nembhard talked about her research on African American cooperative economics. Dr. Gordan Nembhard is a political economist specializing in economic development policy, Black political economy, and popular economic literacy. Her extensive research highlights the robust history of how African Americans fought for self-sufficiency, communal resilience and economic prosperity.

As we head into the final week of Black History Month, read more to learn the importance of Black cooperative history in the U.S.

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