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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|
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
Forms part of the Turning points collection (Wisconsin Historical Society)
|Persistent Link to Item:||https://www.wisconsinhistory.org/turningpoints/search.asp?id=1254|