Call to Order:
by recognizing their achievements throughout U.S. history
with grants through a partnership with the Coalition to Back Black Businesses Fund
with digital business resources and expert guidance from experienced professionals
Thomas Jennings was the first Black patent holder for the prototype of modern dry-cleaning in 1820.
Madam C.J. Walker created products for African American hair care, around the turn of the 20th century, and was one of the first American women to become a self-made millionaire.
Garrett Morgan developed the three-position traffic signal in 1923.
Marie Van Brittan Brown invented the first home security system in 1966. She is also credited with the invention of the first closed-circuit television.
In partnership with the Coalition to Back Black Businesses, we are helping Black business owners receive much needed financial support, and mentorship from industry and subject matter experts.