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Marshall praises black business


Marshall praises black business

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HISTORIAN TREVOR Marshall has credited black business people for carving out a niche for themselves despite the many obstacles they had encountered over the years.

He pointed to constant pressure from the Bridgetown oligarchs or the Big Six as he called them as he highlighted the accomplishments of numerous black-owned businesses.

“Black people really have created a niche for themselves. They’re not cockroaches running around but they have not yet booted out the masters. Indeed, the masters are still here but there is entrepreneurial activity in a starkly colonial society,” he said.

Marshall was delivering the Emancipation Day lecture The Emergence Of Black Businesses after 1900 at the Barbados Archives Department, Black Rock, St Michael Tuesday before a standing room-only audience. (WILLCOMM)

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