Today In Black History.
On this date in 1981 Coca-Cola agreed to supply some $34 million to assist both Black businesses and the Black community at large. This prompted the end of a nationwide boycott led by PUSH. The boycott had started that July 11th because at that point, blacks had zero percent of control in anything coca-cola. The boycott which was mainly on the east coast, opened many eyes to the problems blacks were still facing trying to get into the door of corporate America. The underlying problem was that America had found a way to keep Black America underdeveloped through capitalism.