The History of African American Owned Businesses During the Harlem Renaissance Flex

Tina Hugall MHA MBA
Average rating:4.9Number of reviews:(833)
Black History Month - Come and join us for this 4 week class where we will examine the different types of businesses that have been owned by African Americans in U.S. History and examine the impact that they had on history.

Class experience

US Grade 8 - 11
Learners will gain an understanding of entrepreneurship, the evolution of business through the 1800's and early 1900's, how businesses represent and affect communities, and learn about some incredible people from history. 
I have been an educator on Outschool since February of 2018. I have my MBA and MHA, both of which have taught me the value of conducting research and asking questions.  I have a passion for history, organization, reading, and learning. You can usually find me in the middle of 2-3 books or watching a documentary.

I am also an Outschool ACE Educator, which means that I continually seek out ways to improve my teaching skills and knowledge, as well as the learner experience. Some of the seminars/courses that I have attended in the past are: Foundations for Teaching and Learning About Native Americans; The Presence and Absence of Asian America: What Truths Lie Beyond the Headlines; Using the “Diary of Anne Frank” to Amplify Students’ Voices; Painting a Just Picture – Art and Activism. 
Homework Offered
Week 1: Compare and contrast the steps needed to create a business today compared to the 1800 to early 1900's. Learners will choose specific business types to research. Week 2: Create their own marketing plan for a business during the early twentieth century. Week 3: Short report on one of the many people or businesses found during the 1900's - 1930's. Week 4: Short report on a business in today's era - compare and contrast this business with one similar to one found in the early 1900's
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In addition to the Outschool classroom, this class uses:
In this class, we will be focusing on the creation and success of African American owned businesses in U.S. History. There will be discussions of segregation, intimidation, racism, and some violence. All topics will be at an age appropriate level. Learners will be utilizing Youtube (on the Outschool classroom page). 
Some of the sources used for this class are, but not limited to: 
National Geographic
Library of Congress
National Museum of African American History and Culture
Building Businesses, Creating Communities: Residential Segregation and the Growth of African American Business in Southern Cities, 1880-1915
Black History Timeline 1920-1929
A History of Black-owned businesses in the US How 20th-Century Black Business Leaders Envisioned a More Just Capitalism
Dr. Stephen Robertson
National Negro Business League: Fighting Jim Crow with Economic Development
Portland State University Library
Oxford African American Studies Center
Business and Economy
The History of Black-Owned Record Labels
The History of Black Business in America: Capitalism, Race, Entrepreneurship by Juliet E. K. Walker 
The First Black-Owned Bookstore and the Fight for Freedom
Racial Segregation and Insurance Enterprise among Black Americans in Northern Cities by Robert L. Boyd

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Average rating:4.9Number of reviews:(833)

February - $5 off all 1 week flex classes (any start date) 
$10 any multi-week flex class (any start date) 

SPRING and SUMMER 2024 - My availability is open, so if you do not see a class listed at... 
Flex Class


weekly or $32 for 4 weeks
4 weeks

Completed by 2 learners
No live video meetings
Ages 13-17

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