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The Business Strategy of Booker T. WashingtonIts Development and Implementation$
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Michael B. Boston

Print publication date: 2010

Print ISBN-13: 9780813034737

Published to Florida Scholarship Online: September 2011

DOI: 10.5744/florida/9780813034737.001.0001

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The National Negro Business League

The National Negro Business League

A History and Analysis

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(p.91) 5 The National Negro Business League
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The Business Strategy of Booker T. Washington
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Michael B. Boston

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University Press of Florida
DOI:10.5744/florida/9780813034737.003.0005

This chapter states that the National Negro Business League (NNLB) was another forum in which Booker T. Washington espoused his entrepreneurial ideas. His statements during the Negro Farmers' Conference showed no consistency between his public and private articulations of his entrepreneurial ideas. The chapter analyzes the NNLB from 1900 to 1915 which demonstrates that Washington implemented and promoted his entrepreneurial philosophy as a strategy for real freedom, empowerment, and equality. His efforts made him not only a champion of African-American business development, but they also institutionalized his entrepreneurial philosophy. He hoped to use the medium of NNLB to reach the greatest number of people possible. The chapter also highlights the history of NNLB.

Keywords:   National Negro Business League, entrepreneurial ideas, Negro Farmers' Conference Empowerment, African-American business, economic freedom

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