AmRev Presents: A Black Founders Legacy of EntrepreneurshipOctober 19, 2023, from 6-8:30 p.m.
- October 19, 2023, from 6-8:30 p.m.
- Museum of the American Revolution
Public Onsite - $20
Members Onsite - $15
Public Online - $12
Members Online - $10
New Individual Member - $70 (includes membership and onsite admission)
New Dual Member - $105 (includes membership and onsite admission for two)
Inspired by the historical legacies of Black entrepreneurship presented in the special exhibition Black Founders: The Forten Family of Philadelphia, the Museum presents a special evening event and panel discussion hosted by Karla Trotman, CEO and owner of Electro Soft, Inc., who serves on the Museum’s Board of Directors and Black Founders Exhibition Committee. With opening remarks by Regina A. Hairston, President & CEO of the African-American Chamber of Commerce of PA, NJ, & DE, and Museum Curator of Exhibitions Matthew Skic, Trotman will facilitate a discussion with panelists Steven Scott Bradley, Jason M. Coles, Nia Eubanks-Dixon, Chef Kurt Evans, and Derek S. Green, who will explore how James Forten’s successful enterprises, philanthropic mission, and influential networks connect with Black founders of Philadelphia businesses today.
5:15-6 p.m. - Black Founders access
6-7:30 p.m. - Panel Discussion
7:30-8:30 p.m. - Reception & Black Founders access
Please note that timing is approximate.
Panelists & Remarks
Regina A. Hairston (opening remarks)
President & CEO of the African-American Chamber of Commerce of PA, NJ, & DE
Karla Trotman (moderator)
CEO & Owner of Electro Soft, Inc.
Steven Scott Bradley
Chairman Emeritus, African American Chamber of Commerce of PA, NJ, and DE
Jason M. Coles
Founder & CEO, Katika
Derek S. Green, Esq.
Special Counsel, Bellevue Strategies
Former Philadelphia City Councilmember
Founder & Creator, Creative Praxis
Chef & Activist
Panelists' availability to subject to change without notice.