Category: Business

  • Sun, 1894-02-18

    *The birth of Paul Williams in 1894 is marked on this date. He was an African American architect.

    Born in Los Angeles, Williams grew up...

  • Tue, 1896-07-21

    On this date in 1896, the National Association of Colored Women's Clubs, (NACWC) was organized. The merger of National Federation of Afro-...

  • Sat, 1896-10-24

    On this date, Marjorie Stewart Joyner was born in 1896. She was an African American businesswoman and humanitarian.

    Born in Monterey in...

  • Tue, 1897-02-02

    *On this date in 1897, the Ice Cream Scoop was patented. Alfred L. Cralle, an African-American inventor, was its creator.

    The ice cream...

  • Mon, 1898-08-22

    The founding of North Carolina Mutual Life Insurance Company (NCM) in 1898 is celebrated on this date.

    Founded by John Merrick, it is...

  • Tue, 1898-11-15

    On this date in 1898, Lydia O. Newman, an African American of New York City acquired a patent for the hair brush.

    Newman’s invention...

  • Tue, 1899-01-17

    Abram Harris, an African American economist, was born on the date in 1899 in Richmond, Virginia.

    Abram Lincoln Harris Jr. made...

  • Tue, 1899-05-09

    On this date 1899, John Albert Burr invented one of the first rotary-blade lawn mowers.

    This Black inventors Patent number is #624,749....

  • Sat, 1899-06-10

    On this date in 1899, the Black Elks were formed. This historically Black non-profit charitable fraternal organization is still operating....

  • Sun, 1899-06-18

    On this date in 1899, an African American patented the Baby Buggy.

    That day William H. Richardson walked to a Baltimore patent office...

  • Tue, 1899-07-18

    On this date in 1899, African American Leonard C. Bailey patented the folding bed.

    Reference:
    U.S. Patent and Trademark Office...

  • Tue, 1899-12-12

    George Grant patented the first golf tee on this date in 1899.

    George F. Grant, who was not only one of the first African American...

  • Tue, 1900-03-27

    *Effa Manley was born on this date in 1900. An African American business entrepreneur, Manley was the only female owner in the history of Negro...

  • Wed, 1900-05-16

    The Rosebud Bar’s opening in St. Louis, MO, in 1900 is celebrated on this date. It was one of the original venues for Ragtime music.

    It...

  • Thu, 1900-08-23

    Booker T. Washington founded the National Business League on this date in 1900, in Boston, MS, as the National Negro Business League. Five years...

  • Tue, 1901-10-08

    The 1901 establishment of the Harlem Branch of the YMCA is celebrated on this date.

    The Harlem YMCA was a successor to the "Colored Men's...

  • Sat, 1902-02-15

    *The birth of Fay Jackson is celebrated on this date in 1902. She was an African American journalist and movie publicist.

    Jackson was...

  • Wed, 1903-07-15

    On this date in 1903, The True Reformer Building in Washington D.C. was dedicated. Built by the Grand Fountain of the United Order of True...

  • Sat, 1903-07-25

    Cecil Newman was born on this date in 1903. He was an African American newspaper publisher and businessman.

    He was born in Kansas City...

  • Fri, 1903-10-23

    Sam Lacy’s birth in 1903 is celebrated on this date. He was an African American journalist.

    Lacy grew up in Washington, D.C., played...