Una Mulzac

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Una Mulzac (April 19, 1923 – January 21, 2012) was a Harlem-based bookseller and founder of "Liberation Bookstore", which specialized in political and Black power materials.[1]

Life[edit]

Mulzac was born in Baltimore, daughter to Hugh Mulzac, a socialist and the first black commander of a ship in the United States merchant marine. She grew up in Bedford Stuyvesant, where she graduated from Girls High School.

In 1963, Mulzac moved to British Guiana; after fighting for revolution, she was injured in a bomb attack.

In 1966, she moved to Harlem; in 1967, she opened Liberation Bookstore.[1] Mulzac was on the executive board of the Harlem chapter of the NAACP.[2]

Her grand nephew is Sharrif Simmons, a poet and songwriter.[3]

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Notes[edit]

  1. ^ a b Douglas Martin, "Una Mulzac, Bookseller With Passion for Black Politics, Dies at 88", New York Times, Feb. 5, 2012.
  2. ^ The Crisis. Mar 1958. Retrieved February 5, 2012. 
  3. ^ "interview". WBHM. 

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