She was the first African American woman to chair a publicly held corporation - FRONT TO BLACK HISTO
In celebration of Black History Month, THE SCHOOL BELL with Linda Bell presents...FRONT TO BLACK HISTORY - a look at black firsts in business.
In 1999, she became the first African-American woman to chair a publicly held corporation. Do you know who she is?
Cathy Hughes is founder and chairperson of Urban One, Inc., the largest African-American owned and operated, broadcast company in the nation. In 1999, Cathy Hughes became the first African-American woman to chair a publicly held corporation, following the sale of more than seven million shares of common stock to the public. Click on her photo to read more about her. (Content courtesy CathyHughes.com)
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