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]


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.[citation needed] [2]

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.[3]

Her grand nephew is Sharrif Simmons, a poet and songwriter.[4]



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