Gentrification in DC Threatens Iconic Black-Owned Bookstore 'Sankofa'


May 29, 2019 - 5:00

[caption id="attachment_77146" align="aligncenter" width="900"] Sankofa Bookstore in DC (Facebook).[/caption] One of the oldest Black-owned bookstores in Washington, DC is in jeopardy of closing due to high property taxes. Sankofa Video, Books & Cafe, located on Georgia Avenue, is an African video and bookstore that opened in 1998. The store was named after the famous film by its filmmaking owners Haile and Shirikiana...

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