Episode 128: Harriett's Bookshop

June 17, 2020

 

 

 

Alongside the movement for social justice in the United States has been a growing campaign for economic justice aimed at building and supporting Black-owned businesses. The purpose of today’s episode is to celebrate and shine the spotlight on one Black-owned business. We interview Jeannine A. Cook, a writer, educator, and artist who recently opened Harriett’s Bookshop in Philly’s Fishtown. We begin the episode by learning more about Jeannine’s background (43:15) and her recently released book, Conversations with Harriett (44:44). We also have a conversation about the recent attention given to Harriet Tubman’s life and legacy (47:25) as well as myths and misconceptions about Harriet Tubman (49:10). We then discuss the inspiration behind Jeannine’s writing (53:28), the mission of Harriett’s Bookshop (58:36), the importance of elevating the voices of Black women authors (1:00:57), and ways that you can support the bookshop (1:03:20). 

 

Other Topics Include 

00:30 - Catch up with Ty and Daphne 

04:35 - Most Dangerous Person of the Week

06:25 - BhD “Oh Lawd” News

38:39 - Introduction of the Topic 

55:40 - Jeannine’s community work with Positive Minds and Yes Philly

1:08:00 - Ty and Daphne reflect on the interview 

 

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