Black Chicago Entrepreneurs Highlighted In New PBS Documentary ‘Boss: The Black Experience In Business’

HYDE PARK — Chicago is a city long known for its entrepreneurial spirit. Thousands of people in search of success have been drawn here, bringing little else than the clothes on their backs and the dreams in their pockets, the Great Migration playing a pivotal role.

Black Chicago’s “outsized role” in the making of business titans is highlighted in Stanley Nelson’s new documentary, “Boss: The Black Experience in Business,” airing this week on PBS. The documentary follows the trajectory of business icons, old and new, including publisher Robert Sengstacke Abbottinventor Annie Malone and investor John Rogers.

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