#BlackHistory is co-op history. Check out this blog post from our friends in the Twin Cities to see how African-American communities and other historically marginalized groups became pillars of the co-op movement. #Repost @msmarketcoop with @get_repost
To truly understand the power of cooperatives, we must recognize, share, and celebrate contributions to the movement by a multitude of races and cultures, especially those that have been historically marginalized. Learn more about the history of food co-ops globally and locally and African-American contributions to the co-op movement on our #MarketMusings blog.
Pictured: Credjafawn Co-op Store, an African-American-owned and -operated food co-op from the 1940s that was located roughly 4 blocks northwest of Mississippi Market's current Selby store. Mississippi Market proudly serves as Credjafawn Co-op’s successor and is honored to carry on its legacy as a community-owned and -operated grocery store where everyone is welcome, and anyone can shop.
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