Tuesday, August 14, 2012

$50,000 in Three Days

Marcus Garvey
I saw a documentary entitled "The Promised Ship" last night, screened by Black History Studies.  Did you know that Marcus Garvey raised $50,000 for the Black Star Line in three days?  This was from poor banana-growing communities in Costa Rica in the early 1920s.  

Check out the video below for more info.  

What does this tell us about the potential of Black-owned businesses today?  Remember, Garvey did this without the internet, without mobile phones, without any of the modern methods of mass communication that we have available.  

Black businesses potentially have enormous economic clout.  I have been talking about this on the radio and we will continue to talk about this.  See also:  Black Businesses:  Our Economic Clout

Stay tuned for Part 2 on the subject of our economic clout.  

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