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San Francisco’s Black Entrepreneurs Across Time

Thanks to Renaissance Bayview for sharing a few of San Francisco’s Black entrepreneurs across time! It includes trailblazers such as William Leidesdorff and Mary Ellen Pleasant, legacy businesses like Shears Barbershop, the Jazz Room, and Miyako Ice Cream, and new business owners carrying on the legacy of Black entrepreneurship such as The Vegan Hoodchefs and Harris Hoisting.

Visit for a directory of Black-owned businesses in San Francisco and the wider Bay Area.

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