Show you're right with the 2017 poster for the 14th annual National Black Business Month. It depicts an April 3, 1905 march in Richmond, Virginia to commemorate the capture of the city by Union forces led by U.S. Colored Troops from Connecticut who had earlier been first to breach the siege of Petersburg. The same unit was involved later in the month in the surrender of the Army of Northern Virginia and in June arrived in Texas for the capture of the last rebel state to fall. The Richmonders of 1905 knew their history and the importance of owning their own businesses.
After 40 years of the second Reconstruction, take their lead by practicing 31Ways31Days from the menu above and by using your own copy of Say Grace and Wipe Yo' Hands for EatBlack Days Aug. 25-28.
SHOW YOU'RE RIGHT FOR CHARLOTTESVILLE!
Visit national open house day on Saturday, Aug. 19, including Bronner Bros Show in Atlanta, African World Festival in Detroit, Harlem Week in New York
Use black limo and bus companies Sunday, Aug. 20
Make an appointment with black dentists Aug. 21
Make a loan application, invest in or open a timed deposit with a black-owned bank or brokerage Aug. 22-23 for BankBlack Days
Contribute to a Historically Black College or University Aug. 24 for HBCU Day
EATBLACK DAYS Aug. 25-28
Vintners and Brewers Aug. 25
Farmers Aug. 26
Restaurants Aug. 27
Grocery Manufacturers Aug. 28
Help NAREB meet its goal to achieve two million new black homeowners Aug. 30 by consulting one of its members on Real Estate Day
Discover the 18th annual 50 Most Important African-Americans in Technology from the Journal of Black Innovation on Innovation Day Aug. 31