Today I consider the idea that there may be nothing that makes a person more beautiful than a desire to bring joy… a wish to be of service… an intention to refrain from doing harm… a compassionate and loving heart…
Collective Courage: African American Cooperatives and the Struggle for Economic Independence
A Talk by Dr. Jessica Gordon Nembhard
Dr. Gordon Nembhard is a political economist specializing in community economics, Black Political Economy and popular economic literacy. Her research and publications explore cooperative economic development and worker ownership, community economic development, wealth inequality and community-based asset building, and community-based approaches to justice. She is author of the new book: Collective Courage: A History of African American Cooperative Economic Thought and Practice.
Dr. Jessica Gordon Nembhard chronicles the achievements and challenges of African American collective economic action and cooperative development in the struggle for civil rights and economic equality. She connects historical and archival research on Black co-ops with economic analyses of cooperative ownership as a strategy for political economic independence and community-based asset building.