Executives: Up and Out

"I have persisted in being what I am," says Baltimore's Henry G. Parks Jr. That is why Parks years ago rejected the advice of a counselor at Ohio State's College of Commerce, who urged him: "Go to South America, where you will have a real chance." Parks, a strapping 6-ft. 3-in. man, felt that he could better make his way in U.S. business—even though he is a Negro. Parks was right; he went on to found H. G. Parks Inc., a sausagemaking firm that had 1968 sales of $6,128,481 and profits of $243,812....

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