TDIH Contributions by Emma Haseley

Emma Haseley is an occasional contributor to the This Day in History series. Here is a collection of events in people’s history that she has chronicled.

June 1, 1968: Founding of Drum and Spear Bookstore

First opened in 1968, Drum and Spear was the first endeavor of the Afro-American Resources, Inc. founded by SNCC organizers Charlie Cobb, Courtland Cox, and others. The bookstore quickly became a central hub of knowledge to “disseminate information by and about Black people in the African Diaspora.”
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