Nation’s Oldest Afrikan-Owned Bookstore Gets Evicted

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For the past year and a half, San Francisco’s family-owned Marcus Books has been fighting eviction. The store has been located in the city’s historically African-American Fillmore district since 1960 and has been in its current location, in the storefront of the Johnson family-owned Victorian home, since 1981, making it the oldest black-owned bookstore in the country. But this week, the Johnsons were locked out of their store — and their home — by the building’s new landlords.

In a letter to supporters, bookstore owners Tamiko, Greg and Karen Johnson wrote the following explaining the family’s plight:

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