Architectural Drawing of the IBBM
The IBBM has recently a grant from the Ohio Humanities to do planning for a virtual museum exhibit which presents compelling stories and narratives of 12 Black entrepreneurs in Northeast and Southern Ohio during their struggle for civil rights political freedom and economic rights during the 1950s and 1960s. These entrepreneurs, their narratives, as well as their business and cultural sites will provide the basis for the creation of the very first Black Civil Rights Business and Cultural Heritage Trail Exhibit in the state of Ohio at the International Black
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Ms. Vedet Coleman-Robinson, Executive Director, Association of African American Museums
"The IBBM is truly the only museum dedicated to the accomplishments of Business people of African descent not just in the United States but also throughout the world. The museum embodies everything the Association of African American Museums (AAAM) stands for and we are proud to have them as an Institutional Member.
Mr. Michael Pugh, President and Chief Executive Officer of Carver Bancorp
“Carver Bank applauds the path-breaking efforts of the International Black Business Museum in recognizing the important, yet often overlooked, roles of Black entrepreneurs and inventors in enhancing economic development in the global economy.”
Mr. Larry Ivory, Chairman, The National Black Chamber of Commerce
“To be able to spotlight Black Businesses and their accomplishments is not only appropriate, but it should be a focus of how we reduce the wealth gap.”