Blacks at Harvard Business School
The AASU is celebrating their 50th anniversary year April 20-21, 2018 .
Five black students in the class of 1969 formed the African American Student Union (AASU) at Harvard Business School (HBS) .
Until 1967, HBS classes included no more than three African Americans and in some years no African Americans at all. Since the AASU was founded, there has been double-digit African American presence in every class for close to 50 years.
A BAKER LIBRARY EXHIBIT showcases a century of African American leadership, featuring core industries in which HBS African American alumni have had significant impact, and influence over the past 50 years.
The exhibit will frame the historical context of the African American experience at HBS and in business at large, and will showcase executives and entrepreneurs who have advanced African American leadership. (Opened on February 23, 2018.)
View video of live case sessions about female African American entrepreneurs and others.