Category: Business

  • Mon, 1903-11-02

    On this date in 1903, the Saint Luke Penny Savings Bank opened it doors.
    Started by Maggie Walker in Richmond, Virginia, this was one of...

  • Wed, 1903-12-02

    Alfred E. Smith was born on this date in 1903. He was an African American administrative activist.

    From Hot Springs, Arkansas, he left...

  • Sat, 1904-08-13

    *On this date in 1904, the Attucks Music Publishing Company opened for business. This was one of the first African American music publishing...

  • Thu, 1904-09-22

    *On this date in 1904 the Black Town of Boley, Oklahoma was formally established. Boley is located in Okfuskee County in Central Oklahoma.

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  • Fri, 1905-05-05

    The Chicago Defender was founded on this date in 1905. The brainchild of Robert Abbott, it was one of the first African-American newspapers in...

  • Thu, 1905-09-21

    *On this date in 1905, the Atlanta Life Insurance Company was founded. They are the largest Black-owned stockholder insurance company in America...

  • Fri, 1906-01-19

    *Anna Tanneyhill was born on this date in 1906. She was an African American administrator, writer and activist.

    Anna Elizabeth...

  • Thu, 1906-03-22

    *Arthur Winston was born on this date in 1906. He was an African American custodian and a Los Angeles Metro employee for 72 years.

    Born...

  • Sat, 1906-04-21

    *Mary Washington was born on this date in 1906. She was an African American accountant and CPA.

    Born in Vicksburg, Miss., Mary Thelma...

  • Fri, 1906-04-27

    *On this date in 1906, Alice Dunnigan was born. She was a journalist who was instrumental in establishing African-American presence in political...

  • Wed, 1906-07-04

    *Ted Poston was born on this date in 1906. He was an African American journalist.

    Born Theodore Roosevelt Poston in Hopkinsville,...

  • Fri, 1907-11-29

    *Thomas Flemings was born on this date in 1907. He was an African American newspaper journalist.

    From Jacksonville, Florida his...

  • Sun, 1907-12-29

    This date marks the birth of Robert Clifton Weaver in 1907. An African American economist and administrator, he was the first Black to serve in...

  • Sat, 1908-02-08

    *Cornelius Adolphus ”C.A.” Scott was born on this date in 1908. He was an African American newspaper publisher.

    The 5th child of nine...

  • Thu, 1908-02-13

    *On this date we mark the birth of Malvin (Mal) Russell Goode in 1908. He was an African American television journalist and news correspondent...

  • Tue, 1908-10-27

    This date in 1908, celebrates the birth of Charles ("Teenie") Harris.
    Harris was an African-American photographer, the youngest son of...

  • Sun, 1908-11-22

    On this date we mark the birth of Frank Mann in 1908. He was an African American engineer and designer.

    A native of Houston, Texas, Frank...

  • Sun, 1909-08-01

    On this date in 1909, Mechanics and Farmers Bank in Durham, N. C., opened for business. It is an African American savings and loan institution...

  • Sat, 1909-12-04

    On this date in 1909, the New York Amsterdam News was founded. It has been one of the leading Black weekly newspapers for almost 100 years....

  • Wed, 1910-01-19

    *On this date we remember the founding of the Pittsburgh Courier newspaper in 1910.

    For several decades the Courier was among the most...