22 Of The Most Amazing African American Entrepreneurs Of All Time

44097_512Madam C.J. Walker (aka Sarah Breedlove McWilliams)

Walker revolutionized the Black hair-care industry and showed Black women that they could succeed.

rc10874Asa Philip Randolph

Randolph organized a union for the Pullman porters. That group associated with the American Federation of Labor in 1928. In June 1941, President Franklin D. Roosevelt signed an executive order banning segregation against 5 million Black workers in the defense industry.

dto3-john-johnsonJohn H. Johnson

Johnson turned $500 borrowed against his mother’s furniture to create Johnson Publishing Co., the home of Ebony and Jet magazines.

gaston_custom-05708efafd46f7c849a2d1cd39517337b1558d54-s6-c30A.G. Gaston

Gaston sold burial insurance, made caskets, was an undertaker and owned a cemetery. He later opened a business college, radio stations, a savings and loan and a motel.

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Comments

  1. Don't know why they included CEOs to this list? but AG Gaston boss 4 real, he even has a prestigious award named in his honor.

  2. Many were not entrepreneurs. In fact some may argue that many of them have hurt the Black community.