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Presidential Policies and Black Entrepreneurship

Apr 30, 2012

An American president once said that black power is the power that people should have over their own destinies, the power that comes from participation in the political and economic process of society. That president? Richard Nixon.

On this Tuesday's Central Standard we’re joined by Robert Weems, Professor of Business History at Wichita State and author of Business in Black and White: American Presidents and Black Entrepreneurs in the 21st Century.

Weems traces the policies and politicians that were actively involved with black entrepreneurship all the way back to the Coolidge administration. He also delves into the resurgence of civil rights in the 1960s, and how that relates to the right to own and operate a business. We’ll discuss these changes and nuances in presidential policies and what all of this means for contemporary business endeavors.