Category: Business

  • Sun, 1926-02-14

    *On this date 1926, Moneta Sleet was born. He was an African American photographer.

    From Owensboro, KY, he began taking photographs...

  • Fri, 1926-03-12

    *On this date in 1926, the Savoy Ballroom opened in Harlem, New York. Called the “Home of Happy Feet,” it was Harlem’s first and greatest Swig...

  • Sat, 1926-08-14

    *On this date in 1926, Leatrice Pride was born. She was an African American administrator, activist, and social director.

    From St. Paul,...

  • Sun, 1926-09-05

    *Faye Treadwell was born on this date in 1926. She was an African American music business manager.

    The oldest of four children of a...

  • Mon, 1926-09-13

    *Andrew Brimmer was born on this date in 1926. He is an African American economist, businessman, and author.

    Born in Newellton,...

  • Thu, 1927-06-16

    On this date in 1927, George Ellis Johnson Sr., an African-American businessman, was born.

    He was raised in a three-room sharecropper's...

  • Sun, 1928-04-15

    Norma Merrick Sklarek was born on this date in 1928. She is an African American architect and businesswoman.

    From New York City she...

  • Sun, 1928-08-05

    *This date marks the founding of the Atlanta Daily World.

    William Alexander Scott II, age 26, founded the company, the first successful...

  • Fri, 1928-09-14

    *The opening of the Dunbar Hotel of Los Angeles in 1928 is celebrated on this date. Built by African American John Sommerville it stands today at...

  • Tue, 1928-11-27

    On this date in 1928, Marjorie Joyner received a patent for a hair wave machine. Her permanent hair wave machine, U.S. Patent # 1,693,515, could...

  • Sun, 1929-11-03

    On this date in 1929, "The All-Negro Hour" premiered on American broadcast radio. This was the first radio program to feature Black performers...

  • Mon, 1930-06-30

    *Thomas Sowell was born on this date in 1930. He is an African American economist, social critic, political commentator and author.

    Sowell...

  • Sat, 1930-08-30

    *Xernona Clayton was born on this date in 1930. She is an AfricanAmerican journalist and businesswoman.

    Xernona Brewster Clayton...

  • Thu, 1931-01-08

    *On this date in 1931, Clarence Jones was born. He is an African American businessman and writer.

    From Philadelphia, PA, his parents...

  • Mon, 1931-04-20

    *Kwame McDonald was born on this date in 1931. He was an African American journalist, administrator and activist.

    From Madison...

  • Sat, 1932-03-05

    *Earl Woods was born on this date in 1932. He was an African American businessman, administrator, and teacher.

    He was also the father of...

  • Fri, 1932-03-25

    *Roger Wilkins was born in on this date in 1932. He was an African American civil rights leader, professor of history, and journalist.

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  • Sat, 1933-06-24

    *This date celebrates the opening of The Apollo Theater in 1933.

    Located at 253 West 125th Street in central Harlem, New York City, The...

  • Thu, 1934-02-22

    *Gil Noble was born on this date in 1932. He was an African American television broadcaster and journalist.

    From Harlem, NYC Gilbert...

  • Wed, 1934-06-27

    The National Housing Act was enacted on this date in 1934. This American legislation began the modern involvement of the federal government in...