So it seems appropriate that in 2018, the Bull City will welcome its first black feminist bookmobile, a natural, road-worthy extension for wheeled customer service. If food, why not books?
Anyone who grew up in a rural part of the country is familiar with bookmobiles. They’re the literary lifeblood of many communities that are too poor or too far-flung to support a brick ‘n mortar library branch.
The “black feminist nerd haven” planned for Durham will be housed in an “old Airstream trailer,” retro-fitted with bookshelves and stocked with “a collection of nearly 1,000 books that has been cultivated over years and continues to grow.”
A recent event at the Center for Documentary Studies raised money for this endeavor. Through donations and merchandise sales, they’re on their way to meeting their $10,000 goal.
According to a recent article in The Indy, two of the founders, Julia Roxanne Wallace and Alexis Pauline Gumbs already run the Eternal Summer of the Black Feminist Mind Lending and Reference Library.
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