Chapter 1 Important dates during slavery
Chapter 2 Slaves gained their freedom in a variety of ways
Chapter 3 The desire slaves had to learn how to read and write
Chapter 4 Grade schools for blacks
Chapter 5 Schools of higher education that accepted blacks in the 1800’s
Chapter 6 Names of college graduates
Chapter 7 College fraternal organizations
Chapter 8 Segregation in America
Chapter 9 Black business districts across America
Chapter 10 Riots and other means used to destroy black business districts
Chapter 11 The highway act of 1956 destroyed many black business districts
Chapter 12 How blacks went into business
Chapter 13 How blacks gained the resources to become business owners
Chapter 14 Masonic, business and civil rights organizations as a means of networking
Chapter 15 Government policies and public efforts that helped grow black businesses
Chapter 16 Black inventors who owned businesses
Chapter 17 Black business men and women
Paperback 134 pages
134 pages all facts little commentary, some quotes and photos too.
75 minutes run time
How slaves learned to read and write. How former slaves got accepted to college. We name white colleges that had black students during slavery. We name the HBCUs that were established before 1865.
We talk about what racists did to destroy black business districts. The "Black Wall St" Tulsa story and how freeways destroyed many black business districts.
We name many black business owners in the 1800's, slaves who bought their freedom. We also interviewed a number of people whose family owned a business in the early 1900's. And, more.
Written by Booker T. Washington in 1907
Re-published in 1994
Roughly 60 copies left
He chronicles the status of black business in the early 1900's as founder of the National Business League and foremost authority on black business of the da
I was a guest on Fox news in Cincinnati
Since its 2017 release Business in the Black has showed in over 46 US Cities, Toronto, Canada and London, England. ,
Black Business Book is being featured at the following:
August 16-17 Harlem, NY
September, 13-15, Congressional Black Caucus Washington, DC
October 2-6 ASALH National Conference, Charleston, SC
*In Los Angeles it showed in Hollywood
*Received a proclamation from the Toledo City Council
*An original Tuskegee Airman attended our Cincinnati showing
*It showed at the Association of the Study of Black Life and History conference
*It showed at the Harlem YMCA
*In Las Vegas and San Jose, some people hosted a private reception
*Article in Los Angeles Sentinel, New Orleans Tribune, Toledo Journal and Chicago Defender (Click here to read the article)
*TV interview in Detroit, and Cincinnati
*Radio interview in New Orleans, Houston, Toledo and Philadelphia
Anthony Brogdon is the creator
He got the idea to produce this documentary after finding video footage of a black business event he produced in 1994 which featured several black business owners who operated in the 1940's.
Production took two years to complete.
He has one other film
The Great Detroit a documentary
Released in 2014.
Up next is Foot Soldiers a drama about the relationship between a mentor and mentee, due to start production in 2018. We'll start a crowd funding campaign June 1st (details soon)
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