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Black Entrepreneurs Past And Present

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Necessity Is The Mother Of Invention.

Black people have always been inventive, creative and industrious.  Go on any African street corner today and you’ll find talented entrepreneurs selling, making and distributing their wares. That talent was expanded as Blacks were exported, sold and enslaved to distant shores.  This industriousness continued in America where discrimination, slavery and Jim Crow never stomped out the willpower of Black people to create businesses.

Today we’ll examine that Black economic trail and why Elizabeth Keckley, Elijah McCoy and Madame CJ Walker were the forerunners to Wilson Copeland, Beth Williams Pat Bonner DuVal, John Aki DuVal, Ron Walker, Leonard Egerton and Clarrissa Cropper.  We salute these entrepreneurs past and present and learn more about the February 11th Black History Breakfast that pays tribute to Black Entrepreneurs everywhere.

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