From mutual aid societies to freedom farms and credit unions — Black communities have been using cooperative economics as a tool for collective liberation, self-determination, and to resist the violence of racial capitalism for centuries.
What we call the “solidarity economy” wouldn’t exist without this history and practice. We honor these legacies, and celebrate the radical Black cooperators in our network and around the world who continue to lead the solidarity economy movement and make new and liberatory worlds possible everyday.
Check out the resource list below to learn about radical Black co-ops throughout history and today. This list is just a start! Have more resources to add here? Send them our way at firstname.lastname@example.org