Saturday, July 15, 2017
Activist in Washington DC wants to open bookstore in underserved neighborhood to honor a slain journalist
An activist in Washington DC wants to set up a bookstore in an underprivileged area of the SE section, to be called the Charnice Milton Community Bookstore, in honor of a journalist slain by a stray bullet from gun violence in the City, Perry Stein has a story from Friday, July 14, 2017 in the Washington Post Metro Section, here.
The store would be in the basement of We Act Radio. The owner would need to raise $180,000 for the project.
In the voting district of the store, 19% of adults lack the literacy to read a newspaper.
Back in 1972 when I had moved to northern New Jersey, I remember that the candidate from the “People’s Party of New Jersey” opened a “Make Up Your Mind Bookstore” in Madison N.J.
As I drive around rural towns, I see a more small bookstores (along with antiques) than you would expect.