Category: Business

  • Sun, 1919-09-07

    *Bubba Brown was born on this date in 1919. He was an African American accountant and community activist.

    Lawrence A. (Bubba) Brown was...

  • Tue, 1919-12-09

    *Roy DeCarava was born on this date in 1919. He was an African American artist and photographer.

    Roy Rudolph DeCarava was born in Harlem...

  • Tue, 1920-04-20

    *Lester Bankhead, was born on this date in 1912. He was an African American architect.

    He was the eldest of six children from in Union...

  • Sun, 1920-05-09

    Edward H. Jones was born on this date in 1920. He was an African American businessman and activist.

    Born in Gastonia, NC, he grew up...

  • Wed, 1920-11-24

    Percy Sutton, an African American lawyer and entrepreneur, was born on this date in 1920.

    Born in San Antonio, TX, Percy Ellis Sutton...

  • Fri, 1921-03-04

    *On this date we remember Black Swan Records, the first Black-owned record label in America.

    In March of 1921, under the laws of the...

  • Thu, 1921-07-07

    *William Worthy, Jr. was born on this date in 1921. He was an African American journalist, civil rights activist, and dissident.

    Born...

  • Mon, 1921-08-22

    Nellie Monk’s birth in 1921 is celebrated on this date. She was an African American band manager, wife, and representative for her husband,...

  • Tue, 1922-04-18

    On this date in 1922, Jack Johnson, the world's first African American heavyweight boxing champion, patented a wrench; (U. S. patent#1,413,121...

  • Tue, 1922-05-23

    Ethel Sayles was born on this date in 1922. She was an African American administrator and biostatistician.

    Born in Kilmichael, MS.,...

  • Sat, 1922-07-22

    Dorthea Church was born on this date in 1922. She was an African American fashion model and educator.

    Born Dorothea Towles in Texarkana...

  • Sat, 1922-08-12

    *On this date in 1922 Ophelia DeVore was born. She was an African American fashion model, and is an entrepreneur.

    From Edgefield, South...

  • Mon, 1922-10-16

    The Reverend Leon H. Sullivan was born on this date 1922. He was an African American minister, businessman, educator, and founder of a nonprofit...

  • Sat, 1923-01-06

    *Leah Chase was born on this date in 1923. She is an African American entrepreneur and master chef.

    Leah Lange Chase was born and...

  • Mon, 1923-09-03

    *Lorenzo Williams was born on September 3, 1923. He was an African American architect, entrepreneur and activist.

    Lorenzo "Pete"...

  • Tue, 1923-11-20

    On this date in 1923, one of the first traffic signals in the United States was patented by an African American.

    Garrett Morgan applied...

  • Tue, 1923-12-11

    *Morrie Turner was born on this date in 1923. He was a syndicated African American cartoonist and artist.

    From Oakland, California,...

  • Fri, 1924-01-25

    *This date celebrates the founding of The Douglass Hotel of San Diego in 1924. This was an entertainment business and place to stay for African...

  • Mon, 1924-07-21

    Chuck Stone was born on this date in 1924. He is an African American newspaper editor, columnist, and professor of journalism and an activist...

  • Fri, 1924-10-17

    On this date in 1924, the Phyllis Wheatley settlement house was founded and began operation in Minneapolis, MN.

    At the start of the 20th...