By Robert E. Weems,Lewis A. Randolph

Business in Black and White presents a breathtaking dialogue of varied projects that American presidents have supported to advertise black enterprise improvement within the usa. Many suppose that U.S. executive curiosity in selling black entrepreneurship started with Richard Nixon's institution of the place of work of Minority corporation (OMBE) in 1969. Drawn from quite a few resources, Robert E. Weems, Jr.'s complete 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 when you consider that Coolidge has addressed the topic of black company improvement, from crusade offers to projects to downright roadblocks. even though the governmen's impact on black enterprise diminished through the Eisenhower management, Weems issues out that the topic used to be reinvigorated throughout the Kennedy and Johnson Administrations and, in reality, in the course of the early-to-mid Sixties, whilst “civil rights” incorporated the correct to possess and function advertisement companies. After Nixon's resignation, aid for black company improvement remained intact, although it met resistance and maintains to take action even at the present time. As a historic textual content with modern value, Business in Black and White is an unique contribution to the nation-states of African American heritage, the yankee presidency, and American company history.

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