How slaves went to college, what racists did to destroy black business districts, black millionaires in the 1800s. and
This film is special.
You need to watch it.
The Dvd is a keepsake
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
A book that examines the rise of black business in America. Over 150 amazing facts that cover how slaves went to college, what racists did to destroy black business districts, names of black millionaires and so much more. A great compliment to the documentary Business in the Black.
Comes with autograph
Expected release date June 1st.
Written by Anthony Brogdon
How slaves learned to read and write and how some went to college, what racists did to destroy black business districts, names of black millionaires in the 1800's and so much more.
We examine what happen in Tusla, OK
(Black Wall Street) and we name business districts that were destroyed with construction of freeways.
I was a guest on Fox news in Cincinnati
May 18th, Chicago, IL
The Quarry Entertainment Center
2423 East 75 St. 4pm $10
In 2019, we showed in Salt Lake City, UT at Flow Art Space Gallery, during Sundance Film Festival, Anne Arundel Community College, Cleveland African American Museum, TBEIC Building in Warren, Oh., Toledo, Oh hosted by Toledo Black Chamber of Commerce, San Diego at SisterLocks, Los Angeles at Metaphor Community Space, and Atlanta at Urban Grinds.
In 2018 we've had a showing in
Sacramento, San Francisco, San Diego, Los Angeles, New Orleans, Louisville, New Orleans, Cincinnati, Fort Lauderdale, Miami, Yeadon, PA, Columbia, MD, Wilmington, DE, East Orange, NJ, Philadelphia, PA, Grand Rapids, Chicago, Oklahoma City, Tulsa, Dallas. Montgomery, AL, Birmingham, AL, Little Rock, AK, Pine Bluff, AK, and it returned to Atlanta, GA.
We are looking for organizations to host a showing in their city, if you're interested contact us and lets make it happen.
It premiered at the Charles Wright Museum of African American History in Detroit.
Then the very next week it showed in Harlem, NY for two shows, Maysles theatre and Harlem YMCA and then the next week in Hollywood, CA at the Women's Club of Hollywood.
The strategy has been to self distributed so with personal funds various venues across the country have been rented to host a showing.
Now as a result of the rave reviews colleges and various organizations are hosting showings and preferred option.
At our showing we usually have a pre-reception with speakers, showing the film then Q&A .
*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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