2013 Black Business Month

The Overground RR!! and Black Clergy of Atlanta Launched 2013 Black Business Month with Opening Summit and Ceremony at the Morehouse School of Medicine

Opening Summit and Ceremony Highlights

Business and health workshops, networking opportunities and an opening ceremony featuring Harriet Tubman’s descendants highlighted this kick-off event

Hundreds of seasoned, new and aspiring business owners, church leaders, congregants and community members attended the Black Business Month/Marching2March Business and Health Summit and Opening Ceremony at the Morehouse School of Medicine. The Business and Health Summit was filled with informative workshops on business management, sales and marketing, business finances, business tools and resources and health management and FREE health screenings for high cholesterol, high blood pressure and glucose.

Rev. Dr. Aaron L. Parker's Keynote Address

Rev. Dr. Aaron L. Parker Delivers Rousing Keynote Address Encouraging Unity in Recycling Black Dollars and Descendants of Harriett Tubman Endorse the OvergroundRR!!®

Descendants and clergy

The evening began with a networking reception followed by a processional led by descendants of Harriet Tubman and local clergy. Keynote speaker Rev. Dr. Aaron L. Parker of Zion Hill Baptist Church delivered a rousing message based on the theme “inspired by the Past, prepared for the Present and excited about the Future”. His gospel-filled message of recycling the Black dollar for economic freedom in the Black community resonated so clearly that Master of Ceremony Derrick Boazman (1380 WAOK radio) wanted to immediately spend his dollars with a Black business before the ceremony ended. The great grand-niece of Harriet Tubman, Geraldine Copes-Daniels sung a rendition of “Go Down Moses”, and James Bignon and the Deliverance Mass Choir provided inspirational, “foot-stomping” music.