Virtual Guest Talk on African American Entrepreneurship
by Michael Fuchs
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Tracey Salisbury, Assistant Professor of Interdisciplinary Studies at California State University Bakersfield, will give a virtual guest talk on May 11.

As part of the research project "Interpreneurship: Styria meets the USA," the Center for Inter-American Studies cordially invites you to join us for a virtual guest lecture.

It is our distinct pleasure to welcome Dr. Tracey Salisbury (California State University, Bakersfield) who will speak on African American entrepreneurism.

The title of her talk is "From the Kitchen Table to Wall Street: A Brief Study of African American Entrepreneurs."

We will convene virtually on Monday, May 11, at 5 pm (CEST).

In order to receive your Zoom session key, please register for the event by Sunday, May 10 at 1 pm (CEST). Please register with Dr. Stefan Rabitsch. Participants who are registered will receive their Zoom session key via email in the morning of May 11.

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We are looking forward to welcoming you at Dr. Salisbury's talk.

Here's a somewhat longer abstract than the one featured on the poster:

One of the simplest ideas of capitalism is supply and demand, but for many African American entrepreneurs, particularly African American women, the marketplace has been exclusionary or flat-out resistant to the wants and needs of the African American consumer. African American entrepreneurs have turned the tables on capitalism time and again by meeting the demands of the African American community with their own unique supply chain. Madame CJ Walker is one of the greatest historical examples of this kind of innovative black business model. How did she achieve her business success and what is the legacy of her business empire? The answers to those questions are complex, but the blueprint Madama CJ Walker introduced to other aspiring black entrepreneurs continues to be used today with similar success. Yet, the question remains whether this continuing strength of Walker's business model is positive or negative for American society at large.

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