Experience Culture & Heritage...







  The Legacy Project  

"Continuing The Dream."






 Florida  Lt. Governor Jennifer Carroll








"I just want to do God's will. And he's allowed me to go to the mountain. And I've looked over, and I've seen the promised land! I may not get there with you, but I want you to know tonight that we as a people will get to the promised land." -The Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.



 Harry C. Alford, President/Founder

National Black Chamber of Commerce, Inc., Washington, D.C. 


Mission Statement


The National Black Chamber of Commerce is dedicated to economically empowering and sustaining African American communities through entrepreneurship and capitalistic activity within the United States and via interaction with the Black Diaspora.










Harry Alford greets President Obama. 







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"At the bottom of education, at the bottom of politics, even at the bottom of religion, there must be for our race economic independence." -Booker T. Washington

Booker T. Washington founder, National Negro Business League; and modernized by Harry C. Alford, co-founder, National Black Chamber of Commerce, Washington, D.C. has created an economic development entity that would organize the productive efforts of our community around its strengths. Those strengths were identified as COMMERCE, CULTURE, COMMUNITY, and EDUCATION. They chose the principle of “Cultural Economics”, a basic economic theory espoused by Booker T. Washington, but as common in his time, created around the terminology of race.


Chambers owe their existence to the work of Booker T. Washington for his understanding and awareness of the relationship of culture and economics, which led to his founding of the National Negro Business League and approximately 12 years later, the establishment of the U.S. Chamber of Commerce.