Why Dionne Sims Started Black Garnet Books, Minnesota's Only Black-Owned Bookstore

Surrounded by the chaos and confusion in the days following the death of George Floyd, Dionne Sims had a moment of clarity. With the whirlwind of lingering systemic and structural deficiencies Floyd’s death stirred up swirling around her, Sims saw one that she felt certain she could fix: giving Minnesota its only Black-owned bookstore. So she did.

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