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CGU Lecture Series: Juliet E.K. Walker Speaks about Oprah as Entrepreneur & Black American Business, Enterprise & Entrepreneurship

Wednesday, February 22, 2012

 

 
 

OPRAH WINFREY: An American
Entrepreneur

“THEY ARE CAPITALISTS”: Black American Business, Enterprise, and Entrepreneurship from Slavery to Freedom

A lecture on Oprah Winfrey and her rise to power, not only as the world’s leading talk-show host and a cultural icon, but also as one of the nation’s leading entrepreneurs.
The agency of blacks in forging their own economic liberation through entrepreneurship and business enterprise has been generally ignored in the historical literature. This discussion highlights the early history of Black entrepreneurs from slavery through Emancipation.

 
These lectures are free and open to the public.
For more information or questions, please contact Sojourner Abdullah Gibbs at sojourner.abdullah@cgu.edu.

Sponsored by:   
The Peter F. Drucker and Masatoshi Ito Graduate School of Management Transdisciplinary Studies Program
The School of Arts and Humanities

 

 

CGU LECTURE SERIES

Juliet E.K. Walker

Professor of History and Founder/Director of the Center for Black Business History at the University of Texas at Austin
Juliet Walker has written numerous books on African American history, including The History of Black Business in America: Capitalism, Race, Entrepreneurship. She is considered the foremost scholar in African American business history.

OPRAH WINFREY: An American Entrepreneur
Wednesday, February 22 7:00–8:00 p.m., Albrecht Auditorium

“THEY ARE CAPITALISTS”: Black American Business, Enterprise, and Entrepreneurship from Slavery to Freedom
Thursday, February 23 4:00–5:00 p.m., Burkle 16



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