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

Date & Time

127 days ago


Brooklyn Heights


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 and Glenn Alan 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 Enterprise and host of What’s Eating Harlem?, Selena Hill.

Presented in connection with the exhibition, “The Business of Brooklyn.”

Black-Owned Businesses: A History of Enterprise and Community in BrooklynMonday, February 11Doors: 6:00 pmEvent: 6:30 pm$5 General Admission / Free for Members BHS Members: to reserve tickets at the member price, click on "Tickets" and enter your Member ID on the following page after clicking on "Enter Promotional Code." For questions about this event or other inquiries, contact our Visitor Services desk at 718-222-4111, ext. 250. REFUND POLICY: Brooklyn Historical Society requires 24 hours notice before the date of the event to refund a ticket. No refunds are provided after that point. No refunds are provided on the day of the event and all subsequent days. Brooklyn Historical Society public programs are made possible by the New York State Council of the Arts with the support of Governor Andrew Cuomo and the New York State Legislature; and, in part, by public funds from the New York Department of Cultural Affairs in partnership with the City Council.  The History Makers series is proudly presented by Bank of America.

tags: talks, politics, equity, blacklivesmatter, blackbusiness, realestate