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No. 12: Thomas Burrell, The Dean Of Black Advertising

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No. 13: Ed Lewis/Clarence Smith/Susan Taylor, The Voice Of Black Women

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No. 14: Ursula Burns, The Corporate Innovator

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No. 15: Arthur G. Gaston Sr., The Trailblazer

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No. 16: Berry Gordy, The Music Mogul

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No. 17: George Johnson, The King Of Black Haircare

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No. 18: John Rogers, The Investment Icon

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No. 19: Dave Bing, The Man Of Steel

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No. 20: Earvin “Magic” Johnson, The Business All-Star

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No. 21: Don Barden, The Visionary

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No. 22: Byron Lewis, The Image Maker

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No. 23: Ann Fudge, The Barrier Breaker

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No. 24: Bill Mays, The King Of Chemicals

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No. 25: J. Bruce Llewellyn, The Game Changer

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The cover of the collector's edition August 2010 40th Anniversary Issue of Black Enterprise features an editors' choice of the 40 covers that best tell the story of Black Enterprise as the undisputed chronicler of black American business achievement and economic progress. Here are the stories behind the covers, year by year. In the August 1970 premiere issue of BLACK ENTERPRISE, the mission statement read: “Lacking capital, managerial and technical knowledge and crippled by prejudice, the minority businessman has been effectively kept out of the profitable corner of the American marketplace. We want to help change this.” Over the past 40 years, BLACK ENTERPRISE has sought to do just that. The cover subject, Fayette, Mississippi Mayor Charles Evers was an example of the ingenuity and determination needed to run black-owned businesses such as the Medgar Evers Shopping Center, named in honor of his late brother, a prominent civil rights leader slain by an assassin in 1963.

B.E. 40th ANNIVERSARY COVER GALLERY

The stories behind the covers featured on the collector's edition August 2010 issue of Black Enterprise

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No. 26: Edward Gardner, The Global Haircare Giant

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No. 27: JoAnn Price, The Black Business Financier

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No. 28: Al Johnson, The Auto Dealer Advocate

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No. 29: Tyler Perry, The Hollywood Hitmaker

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No. 30: Henry Parks, The Pioneer

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