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

In this 4 week class, 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 community, people, and the economy.
Tina Hugall MHA MBA
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Class
No live meetings
Over 4 weeks
13-17
year olds
1-15
learners per class
per learner - per week

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No scheduled live video chats
Discussions via classroom forum and private messages with the teacher
Great if your learner prefers independent pacing or is uncomfortable with live video chat

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Class Experience

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 both my MHA and MBA, both of which have taught me the value of asking questions and conducting research. I have always had a fascination with how businesses are representations of certain eras and cultures as well as partly responsible for shaping its future. If you have any questions about source material that will be used to teach this class, please message me at any time. 
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
In addition to the Outschool classroom, this class uses:
No live meetings, and maybe some time outside of class.
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: 
Smithsonian
Britannica
National Geographic
PBS
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 https://www.jstor.org/stable/30041232
Black History Timeline 1920-1929 https://www.thoughtco.com/african-american-history-timeline-1920-1929-45440
Blackenterprisehttps://www.blackenterprise.com/141-years-and-still-going-strong-e-e-ward-moving-storage-co-is-the-oldest-black-owned-business-in-the-us/#:~:text=Founded%20by%20entrepreneur%20John%20T,business%20in%20the%20United%20States.
A History of Black-owned businesses in the US https://www.hiscox.com/blog/history-black-owned-businesses-us How 20th-Century Black Business Leaders Envisioned a More Just Capitalism https://hbr.org/2021/04/how-20th-century-black-business-leaders-envisioned-a-more-just-capitalism
Dr. Stephen Robertson https://drstephenrobertson.com/digitalharlemblog/maps/black-businesses-in-1920s-harlem/
National Negro Business League: Fighting Jim Crow with Economic Development https://www.thoughtco.com/national-negro-business-league-45289
Portland State University Library https://exhibits.library.pdx.edu/exhibits/show/gates/jimcrow/national-business-league.html
Oxford African American Studies Center https://oxfordaasc.com/page/1900-to-1949
Business and Economy http://www.1920-30.com/business/
EH.net https://eh.net/encyclopedia/the-u-s-economy-in-the-1920s/
The History of Black-Owned Record Labels https://daily.jstor.org/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 https://daily.jstor.org/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

Teacher

Tina Hugall MHA MBA"The more you know about the past, the better prepared you are for the future." Theodore Roosevelt
691 total reviews
778 completed classes

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