Black-owned bookstore Alkebu-Lan Photographs marks 35 a long time in North Nashville

Table of Contents Nostalgic essenceWho is Yusef Harris Alkebu-Lan Illustrations or photos, a vivid yellow

Alkebu-Lan Illustrations or photos, a vivid yellow store nestled in the coronary heart of North Nashville for the past 35 yrs, has often been much more than a bookstore to its operator. 

Yusef Harris opened the shop to aid in the psychological advancement of the Black group and used the ensuing decades providing a platform for emerging Black authors. 

Very last 12 months, he explained, his shop consistently noticed record revenue due in substantial section to the Black Life Subject and Invest in Black movements.

In the mid ’80s, Harris was completing his Ph.D. at Vanderbilt College and training at Tennessee Condition University part time when the property went up for sale. Starting with minimal external investments, he turned what was a gasoline station into a warm and inviting spot of better learning.