The webinar focuses on John Merrick (1859-1919), Co-Founder of the North Carolina Mutual Life Insurance Company and Alonzo Herndon (1858-1927), Founder of the Atlanta Life Insurance Company. Both the recording and transcript can be found on the African Americans in Business and Entrepreneurship: A Resource Guide.
Many Black home cooks may have on their bookcase, or have seen in their mother's collection, a copy of "The Ebony Cookbook: Date with a Dish." This cookbook was the creation of Freda De Knight, who was the first food editor for "Ebony," and author of the monthly food column “A Date with a Dish,” which premiered in Ebony in 1946.
Nannie Helen Burroughs a remarkable and determined woman established in Washington, D.C., the National Training School for Women and Girls in 1909 to train black women and girls in the skills needed to be successful in their careers.
This particular directory, listed information on where people lived as well as their occupations. So not only is the directory useful for genealogy research, it is also helpful for business historians including those who want to better understand the Black community in Boston and how they made their living.