Step inside Philly's first & oldest African-American bookstore
Hakim's Bookstore is the first and oldest African-American bookstore in Philadelphia, and one of the first on the East Coast. Founder Dawud Hakim opened the book store back in 1959 to educate people on the history and accomplishments of African-Americans. Their stacks are rich in content, across many genres: children's... biographies... religion... and more, with titles both old and new. In the days following the death of George Floyd, current owner -- and daughter of the founder -- Yvonne Blake saw a surge in sales of books on African-American history and civil rights. Hear a daughter's memories of a trailblazing father, and how his work has come full circle.
07.24.20 | 02:45 | CC