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African Americans in Business and Entrepreneurship

Businesses, Executives, and Corporate Directors

HistoryMakers: African American Video Oral History Collection:  A collection of video oral history interviews with historically significant African Americans. Transcripts are included with the interviews. For individuals involved in business or entrepreneurship, see this section of the database.  Alternative method to access the list of those in business: search the Maker Directory,  under Category, select BusinessMaker.   See also BusinessMakers: Breakout Leaders series available on YouTube. 

USBC Chambers Directory, available through U.S. Black Chambers, Inc.

For additional lists of companies, search business databases (listed in the News & Articles) section of this guide for "Blacks or African Americans and Business."

Lists from Black and Black Enterprise [Magazine]:

BlackEnterprise.comThis site includes news of African Americans in businesses and entrepreneurs.  It also features lists of  black businesses, black corporate board members, best companies for diversity and other lists, originally compiled and featured in Black Enterprise [Magazine].  Selection of lists in Black Enterprise [Magazine]:

Black Enterprise Top 100. Black Enterprise, May-June, 2018

Annual Survey of African Americans who serve on the boards of S&P 500 companies.  Black Enterprise, Fall 2019.

Women of Power: The Most Powerful Women in Corporate America. Black Enterprise, January-March, 2019

The Most Powerful Women in Corporate Diversity,  Black Enterprise, January-March, 2019

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