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Schomburg Center for Research in Black Culture, General Research and Reference Division. Reproduced with permission from the Board of Directors, The Good Life Center.

Scott Nearing, Black America (New York: The Vanguard Press, 1929)

New Entrepreneurs

With the influx of southern migrants, black-owned businesses flourished in the urban North. Those that emphasized racial pride, a popular Harlem Renaissance theme, were particularly in demand. Black dolls for African-American children were manufactured in Harlem.

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