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Saturday, September 26

Businessman First: Remembering Henry G. Parks, Jr. 1916-1989

We’ve all heard the phrase “More Park Sausages Mom, please?” Learn how Henry G. Parks Jr. took his sausage business and turned it into an American name brand. The Baltimore-based company evolved into a multi-million dollar business employing 300 people and was “one of the first black owned companies to be traded publicly on the NYSE," according to the New York Times. Author Maurice Dorsey explores the career of this pioneering entrepreneur and civic leader from his book Businessman First:  Remembering Henry G Parks, Jr. 1916-1989. This is a free event in conjunction with the Baltimore Book Festival. RSVP requested at by emailing For more information, please call 443-263-1816.



Sept 25-27, 2015
Fri-Sun: llam - 7pm


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