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Father Divine and the Development of African American Small Business
Vol. Volume 5, Number 3 December/2000

John Trinkaus, Alvin Puryear, Joseph A. Giacalone
George Baker, better known as Father Divine, was an evangelic preacher and a pioneer in the U. S. civil rights movement. However, this paper provides some insights into Divine's efforts and contributions in the area of small business. Divine is interpreted within the context of the evolving African-American economic situation as well as placing him in the spectrum of entrepreneurship.

Keywords: Father Divine, George Baker, small business, entrepreneurship, minority business.