Business
Buying and selling, bartering and trading, goods and services, commodities and commerce, commercial and industrial, deals and dollars, stock and bonds, CEO's and Corporate Executives - these words are not new to African Americans.

One has to but pick up a copy of Black Enterprise Magazine, founded by Earl G. Graves in the 1970's to appreciate the contributions of African Americans to the economic development of the Unite d Sates of America.

Featured Spotlight: Fred Douglas Garrett, Sr.

Fred DouglasFred Douglas Garrett, Sr. was born in Salley, SC to the late Mattie Baston Garrett on December 23, 1924. In 1943, Garrett graduated from Schofield Normal and Industrial High School and after high school joined the U.S. Navy. Garrett attended and graduated from SC State College in 1951 with a bachelor's of Agricultural Science. After graduation, he worked in Florence County as a county agent for Clemson University's agricultural extension program. In 1952, Garrett moved to Greenville SC where he worked as a Greenville County extension agent. In 1958, Garrett started working part-time at Watkins, Arnold And Shepard Mortuary. Later he became part owner and manager in the business, so the name changed to Watkins, Garrett & Woods Mortuary. In 1939, Garrett became sole owner of the mortuary.

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Hiram R. Revels, the First African American Senator

In 1870, he became the first African-American United States Senator representing the State of Mississippi. Revels died on January 16, 1901, in Aberdeen, Mississippi.

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