for (the) National Business League, Inc. © Copyright 2024
Cotton States and International Exposition Speech,
September 18, 1895.
The National Business League is the first and largest organization for Black businesses in the country, celebrating 123 years of legacy.
Booker T. Washington stressed the importance of business development and enterprise ownership as a core function to lead black people towards economic liberation, independence, and freedom.
Through the NBL’s value-add programmatic initiatives, resources, benefits and services, the organization supports Black-owned businesses locally, state-wide, regionally, national and throughout the entire Pan-African diaspora internationally.
A historic partnership between (The) National Business
League (Founded 1900) and National Black Chamber
of Commerce (Founded 1993) and the nation’s leading
Black business organizations and advocates. NABB’s
mission is to mobilize the country and the entire globe
around a unified Black business agenda.
The BBE certification and scorecard is the nation’s
accreditation process to validate Black businesses as
a pipeline to close the economic divide between the
government, philanthropic, public, and private sector
corporations through contracting, procurement, and
The National Business League empowers black business owners to experience economic freedom with holistic tools, digitally integrated platforms, and transformational leadership training and development.
THE NATIONAL NEGRO BUSINESS LEAGUE AT THEIR ANNUAL MEETING, 1909.
DR. BOOKER T. WASHINGTON AT FRONT CENTER.
IMAGE FROM THE NORTH CAROLINA DIGITAL COLLECTIONS