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From Mutual Aid to Cooperative Business Ownership among African Americans: Asserting Economic Independence

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Gordon Nembhard presents findings from her forthcoming book, Black Pioneer Servants of the Common Good: A History of African American Cooperative Economic Thought and Practice. African Americans have a long but often hidden history of cooperative business ownership and use of cooperatives in the face of marker failure and discrimination, and as a strategy for economic independence. She traces grassroots economic organizing and cooperative movement building among African Americans (activists, agents, and scholars), from early mutual aid societies to formal cooperatively owned businesses. African Americans were involved in early populist movements for grassroots empowerment, particularly in rural areas in the U.S. after the Civil War, and self-help communal settlements during the period of enslavement. Gordon Nembhard documents the development and accomplishments of early federations such as The Young Negro’s Cooperative League, and The Eastern Carolina Council (Federation of North Carolinian Cooperatives), and the contemporary Federation of Southern Cooperatives/Land Assistance Fund; as well as the cooperative movements inside the Brotherhood of Sleeping Car Porters and its Ladies Auxiliary, and other Black political organizations and activists in the 20th century.
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Gordon Nembhard, Jessica. "From Mutual Aid to Cooperative Business Ownership among African Americans: Asserting Economic Independence" Paper presented at the annual meeting of the 95th Annual Convention, Raleigh Convention Center, Raleigh, North Carolina, <Not Available>. 2014-11-27 <http://citation.allacademic.com/meta/p435946_index.html>

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Gordon Nembhard, J. "From Mutual Aid to Cooperative Business Ownership among African Americans: Asserting Economic Independence" Paper presented at the annual meeting of the 95th Annual Convention, Raleigh Convention Center, Raleigh, North Carolina <Not Available>. 2014-11-27 from http://citation.allacademic.com/meta/p435946_index.html

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Abstract: Gordon Nembhard presents findings from her forthcoming book, Black Pioneer Servants of the Common Good: A History of African American Cooperative Economic Thought and Practice. African Americans have a long but often hidden history of cooperative business ownership and use of cooperatives in the face of marker failure and discrimination, and as a strategy for economic independence. She traces grassroots economic organizing and cooperative movement building among African Americans (activists, agents, and scholars), from early mutual aid societies to formal cooperatively owned businesses. African Americans were involved in early populist movements for grassroots empowerment, particularly in rural areas in the U.S. after the Civil War, and self-help communal settlements during the period of enslavement. Gordon Nembhard documents the development and accomplishments of early federations such as The Young Negro’s Cooperative League, and The Eastern Carolina Council (Federation of North Carolinian Cooperatives), and the contemporary Federation of Southern Cooperatives/Land Assistance Fund; as well as the cooperative movements inside the Brotherhood of Sleeping Car Porters and its Ladies Auxiliary, and other Black political organizations and activists in the 20th century.


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