ERIC Number: ED070389
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1972-Aug-19
Reference Count: 0
[Black Graduates must Explore New Business Opportunities.]
Jenkins, John L.
In his commencement speech at Tennessee State University, the Director of the Office of Minority Business Enterprise addressed himself to two major topics: (1) that of the need for black college graduates in private industry; and (2) that of the abolition or merging of Tennessee State University. He feels that only by black people owning their own businesses, thereby becoming producers as well as consumers, can the black people as a race have a hand in the future of the country. He emphasizes that it will be hard, but it is something that must be done. Further, the author protests the eminent danger that TSU is in as it is faced with closing its doors or merging with the other state universities in Tennessee. He praises TSU's distinguished record of providing Black students equal education and a vital link to their cultural heritage. (HS)
Publication Type: N/A
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Authoring Institution: Office of Minority Business Enterprise (DOC), Washington, DC.
Note: Speech presented at the Tennessee State University Summer Commencement Exercises, Nashville, Tennessee, August 19, 1972