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Black-Owned Businesses: A History of Enterprise and Community in Brooklyn

  • BHS Pierrepont 128 Pierrepont Street Brooklyn, NY, 11201 United States (map)

Explore the rich history and social impact of businesses owned by and serving black communities in Brooklyn.

Historian Jason Bartlett is joined by Cynthia Gordy Giwa, editor-in-chief of the online publication Black-Owned Brooklyn, and Jyll Hubbard-Salk, founder of Crown Heights yoga studio Urban Asanas, to discuss the challenges and triumphs of the network of black business owners then and now, and how growing economic empowerment has tied directly to the struggle for equality. Moderated by Digital Editor at Black Enterpriseand host of What’s Eating Harlem?Selena Hill.

Later Event: August 24