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Time Capsule: Reaching out to minority businesses and consumers

This photo from The Kansas City Star’s archives was originally published on April 4, 1972, ahead of a Minority Business Week and Exposition.
This photo from The Kansas City Star’s archives was originally published on April 4, 1972, ahead of a Minority Business Week and Exposition. The Star

Originally published on April 4, 1972

“Representatives of several major corporations and government agencies in the metropolitan area today toured minority-owned businesses in advance of the third annual Minority Business Week and Exposition to be held in June at the Municipal Auditorium. Here, they are listening to a briefing by Earnest Johnson, executive director of the event at the Black Economic Union, 2502 Prospect. The business week and exposition is designed to bring buyers of goods and services in contact with minority sellers.”

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