By Robert E. Weems,Lewis A. Randolph

ISBN-10: 0814775179

ISBN-13: 9780814775172

Business in Black and White offers a breathtaking dialogue of varied projects that American presidents have supported to advertise black company improvement within the usa. Many imagine that U.S. executive curiosity in selling black entrepreneurship started with Richard Nixon's institution of the workplace of Minority enterprise (OMBE) in 1969. Drawn from various resources, Robert E. Weems, Jr.'s finished paintings extends the chronology again to the Coolidge management with a compelling dialogue of the trade Departmen's “Division of Negro Affairs.”

Weems deftly illustrates how each management in view that Coolidge has addressed the topic of black company improvement, from crusade grants to projects to downright roadblocks. even if the governmen's effect on black company faded in the course of the Eisenhower management, Weems issues out that the topic used to be reinvigorated throughout the Kennedy and Johnson Administrations and, in truth, throughout the early-to-mid Nineteen Sixties, whilst “civil rights” integrated the correct to possess and function advertisement companies. After Nixon's resignation, aid for black enterprise improvement remained intact, notwithstanding it met resistance and maintains to take action even this present day. As a ancient textual content with modern value, Business in Black and White is an unique contribution to the geographical regions of African American heritage, the yank presidency, and American company history.

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