Hakim's Bookstore in Philadelphia is being honored as an offiicial Philly landmark. As it should be. |
In just a few weeks, the small storefront that houses hundreds of works by African American authors will receive a big honor. It will soon be bookmarked in Pennsylvania's history by an official blue and yellow historical marker.
"Yeah, and I always get teary-eyed because I just wish he were here to see it," Yvonne Blake said.
Blake is the daughter of Dawud Hakim, who in 1959 took the books he used to sell out of the trunk of his car and placed them on the shelves.
"One of the other books that he sold is 'Africa Is Not a Country," Blake said. "He used to tell us that all that time because so many people think Africa is a country and it's a continent." | Read the FULL ARTICLE.