Flashback Minis: Black-owned Businesses in the Mahoning Valley

YOUNGSTOWN, Ohio– Black-owned businesses have been an integral part of the valley since the 19th century. These photographs show just a few of those businesses that have helped build a thriving economy including Hattie Hilson’s Beauty Salon, F.F. Armstrong’s Haberdashery, Allan Hood’s General Store and George Thornley’s Barber Shop.

Hattie Hilson's Beauty Salon
F.F. Armstrong's Haberdashery
Allan Hood's General Store
George Thornley's Barber Shop
Hattie Hilson's Beauty Salon F.F. Armstrong's Haberdashery Allan Hood's General Store George Thornley's Barber Shop

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