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A traveling Black women’s library finds a home

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A traveling Black women’s library finds a home

By Char Adams via https://www.nbcnews.com/

OlaRonke Akinmowo launched the Free Black Women’s Library on a Brooklyn, New York, stoop years ago. Now, the social art project is getting a permanent home.

In its early days in 2015, the Free Black Women’s Library could be found on the steps of a Brooklyn brownstone. OlaRonke Akinmowo would lug at least 100 books by Black women authors to a stoop and invite community members to trade a book by a Black woman author.

It was a simple community-building, social art project then, but Akinmowo dreamed that one day this library would have a permanent home — both in a building and on wheels. Nearly six years later, that dream will finally become a reality. A GoFundMe campaign for the project raised more than $100,000 in just two…

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I am a future butterfly at the stage of growth when I am turning into an adult. I am enclosed in a hard case shell formed by love, family, and friends. It is the hardest stage of becoming a black butterfly. You will encounter many hardships only to come out stronger and better than what you went in. At this stage, you are finding out who you truly are and how to love yourself.

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