Earl Gilbert Graves, Sr.

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Earl G. Graves, Sr. at Howard University in Washington, DC (2004).

The founder of Black Enterprise Magazine, Earl G. Graves, Sr. was born on January 9, 1935 in Brooklyn, New York.  Graves graduated from Morgan State University.  He would later go on to publish the first issue of Black Enterprise Magazine in August of 1970.  Graves died on April 6, 2020 in White Plains, NY.