African American Businesspeople

August is Black Business Month time to celebrate achievements of African-American businesspeople. Here is a brief list of titles in the library’s collection on the subject of African American entrepreneurs. Looking for biographies of local African American businesspeople, check out the people section of Our African American Legacy.

African-American Business Leaders: A Biographical Dictionary by John N. Ingham and Lynne B. Feldman, c1994.

An Introduction To Business For African-American Youth by Abner McWhorter, c1995.

Black Titan: A.G. Gaston And The Making Of A Black American Millionaire by Carol Jenkins and Elizabeth Gardner Hines, c2004.

Cookie Never Crumbles by Wally Amos, c2001.

Market Women: Black Women Entrepreneurs–Past, Present, And Future by Cheryl A. Smith, c2005

On Her Own Ground: The Life And Times Of Madam C.J. Walker by A'Lelia Perry Bundles, c2001.

Titles listed above are linked to the Library’s online catalog so you can see title locations and status. Once you’re in the catalog, click on the picture of the book cover for a synopsis and other information.

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