Founder of Black Enterprise magazine served on corporate boards and sent his sons to elite universities

Founder of Black Enterprise magazine served on corporate boards and sent his sons to elite universities

As a student at what is now Morgan State University in Baltimore in the 1950s, Earl Graves earned money by mowing lawns. Your gardening worries are over, his mimeographed flier said. Stop breaking your back.
Because Mr. Graves didnt have a phone, his ad listed the number of the universitys main office. When a dean discovered the mowing service was relying on the schools secretarial pool, he couldnt believe my nerve, Mr. Graves told Crains New York Business in 1998.

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