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National Negro Business League

   The National Negro Business League (NNBL), was the brainchild of Booker T. Washington. It was founded in 1900, with the mission statement, “Black America should improve itself from within to earn White America’s acceptance…” The NNBL promotes Black-owned businesses as the key to economic advancement. The league, which predated the United States Chamber of Commerce by 12 years, was formally incorporated in 1901 in New York, and successfully established hundreds of chapters across the United States.  In 1966, the National Negro Business League was reincorporated in Washington, D.C. and renamed the National Business League. […]