Hakim's Bookstore, Philadelphia, Pa., to Receive State Historical Marker

Hakim's Bookstore, a Black-owned independent bookstore in West Philadelphia that dates back to the late 1950s, is one of 11 locations in the city that were recently approved to receive a Pennsylvania state historical marker, the Philly Voice reported.

Founded by scholar, author, lecturer and publisher Dawud Hakim, the bookstore became "a cultural and political hub for Black activists in the city," and during the civil rights movement was an "important center for organization." It is located at 210 S 52nd St.

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