African American business activities in the United States. Well-known African American entrepreneurs.
United States USA Date:1950 Duration:2 min 3 sec Sound:Yes
African American small businesses in the U.S. Drugstore; TV and Radio shop; Mens clothing store; Medical Supply company. An African American pharmacist with a customer in a drug store. African American businesses in Harlem, New York City. Signs : 'Hotel Theresa, Skyline Ballroom', and 'Ray Robinson enterprises'. Former boxing champion (sugar) Ray Robinson enters the office of his company and discusses business matters with a woman, inside. In Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, Mrs. Robert Lee Vann and editor-in-chief, Bill Nunn, discuss a weekly edition of their newspaper an office of The Pittsburgh Courier. Their Society editor in her office with members of her staff. A man operating a printing press of the Courier Newspaper. In New York City, views of The Manhattan Empire Linotype School, owned by African American businessman, Edwin Jenkins. Students in the school select type for a manual printing job. An instructor is seen near an advanced linotype machine. Owner, Edwin Jenkins is seen with students in the school. Many men and women students, of different races, seen at machines, learning the trade. Mr. Jenkins conversing with another businessman, in his office.
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