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Negro business Directory of the state of Wisconsin, 1950-1951

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Creator:Shadd, Mary Ellen
Title:Negro business Directory of the state of Wisconsin, 1950-1951

The first directory of African American businesses in Wisconsin appeared in 1950. Edited by Mary Ellen Shadd, the directory profiled professional, religious, educational, civic, fraternal, social, historical, commercial, and industrial organizations operated by and for African Americans. It also included advertisements for businesses that were friendly to African Americans, including a national listing of hotels where blacks could "vacation without humiliation." Besides business listings, the directory contained practical information on first aid, city garbage collection, and a list of wedding anniversary gifts.

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Types:Pamphlets | StillImage
Subjects:African American business enterprises--Wisconsin--Directories | African Americans--Wisconsin--History | United States, Wisconsin, 43.78444, -88.787868
Collection:Turning Points in Wisconsin History
Institution:Wisconsin Historical Society
Contributors:Wisconsin Historical Society
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Negro business Directory of the state of Wisconsin, 1950-1951. 126 p. ; 23 cm.

Pamphlet collection, Wisconsin Historical Society, Madison, Wisconsin

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Cite as: Shadd, Mary Ellen. "Negro Business Directory of the State of Wisconsin." (Milwaukee, Wis.: M.E. Shadd, 1950); online facsimile at http://www.wisconsinhistory.org/turningpoints/search.asp?id=1254

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Persistent Link to Item:https://www.wisconsinhistory.org/turningpoints/search.asp?id=1254