Event Courses and Workshops African Americans in Business: Doing Historical Company Research

Date and Location

  • When: Wednesday, February 8, 2023

    1:00 pm - 2:00 pm EST

  • This event will be livestreamed on zoomgov.com External. It will be available for viewing afterwards in the Library's Event Videos collection.

  • Where: Online Only

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Explore historical company research through the 2023 Black History Month theme of “Resistance,” featuring historic Black barbers who resisted the status quo by supporting black education and civil rights movements. Many went on to other businesses, including insurance, finance, real estate and more. In addition to sharing research around Black barbers, this class will also show strategies to locate information on historical figures and companies more broadly. While the class uses resources available at the Library of Congress, some may be available through your local library or historical society, both of which have resources to help with this type of research. Led by Business Reference and Research Specialists, we plan on covering print and electronic sources – both free and subscription – as well as giving a few tips and tricks picked up over the years.