CONVENTIONS: We Must Be on Our Own

By Cadillac, Pullman and Jim Crow coach last week, 134 Negro businessmen journeyed from 27 states to the campus of Alabama's Tuskegee Institute. They were delegates to the 50th annual convention of the National Negro Business League, founded by Booker T. Washington in 1900 to advance the cause of Negroes in business. While the businessmen naturally discussed the future, they also debated how well they had done in the past 50 years.

"We have made ourselves felt in politics," said one delegate, "and we have gone a long way in music. But in business we have only touched the surface."...

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