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The Rise of Black Advertising Professionals and Consumers

February 9, 2023 – August 1, 2023

This exhibit highlights the work of five Black advertising professionals through the lens of post WWII American social history and the civil rights movement. The materials of Allen McKellar, Roy Eaton, Archie Boston, Tom Burrell and Steve Climons are displayed from their archives held in the John W. Hartman Center for Sales, Advertising & Marketing History. 

This exhibition was sponsored in part by the E. Rhodes and Leona B. Carpenter Foundation. 

2 adults and 2 children, African Americans, holding hands, advertisement
Advertisement for "Colored Mail Order Corporation"