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Wednesday, May 10, 2017

3-Day Event to Celebrate African-American Entrepreneurship and Raise Funds For a Museum That Will Honor Black Business Leaders

Fuller and Dudley Foundation event

Last year’s event

Winston Salem, NC — The S.B. Fuller & Joe L. Dudley, Sr. Foundation, Inc. announces their 2nd annual 3-day weekend celebration that will take place in Winston Salem, NC on May 20-22, 2017! The theme is “Capitalism… The Only True Pathway To Freedom,” and the event is dedicated to African-American entrepreneurship. Billionaire Michael V. Roberts will serve as the Gala keynote speaker to celebrate the 80th birthday of Joe L. Dudley Sr. and the unveiling of the building design of the Fuller & Dudley Museum of Entrepreneurship. The theme of the weekend is “Capitalism… The Only True Pathway to Freedom!”.

1st Event (May 20, 2017) 11:00 am – 5:00 pm
“Capitalism… The Only True Pathway to Freedom” Entrepreneur Empowerment Symposium
The Entrepreneur Empowerment Symposium is the first of four events being held. There will be many African-American entrepreneurs and aspiring entrepreneurs in attendance to meet, share, network and do business with one another. Prominent guest speakers include Joe L. Dudley Sr., founder of Dudley Products Inc., Ursula Dudley Oglesby President & CEO of Dudley Beauty Corp, LLC., Dr. George Fraser Chairman and CEO of FraserNet, Inc., Deborah Bartlett, founder of Bartlett Communications (BMC) and many other very successful speakers. This event will be held at the Benton Convention Center located at 301 W 5th St, Winston-Salem, NC.

2nd Event (May 21, 2017) 9:00 am – 3:00 pm
Starting with a keynote speaker at 9:00 am, followed by the 17 principles sessions, this event is hosted by Mr. Phil Taylor, author of the 17 Biblical Principles of Success set of CDs. Seventeen successful entrepreneurs that contributed to the collection will speak about the various principles in separate sessions. Each session is geared to help attendees gain Biblical insights as to how to apply a specific biblical principle to one’s personal life as well as in business. The goal is to give attendees an empowering understanding of the Bible by addressing scriptural points throughout each session, help them reflect personally on how this information applies to them, and to empower them to live a life that is full and meaningful! This event will be held at the Marriott located at 425 North Cherry Street, Winston-Salem NC 27101.

3rd Event (May 21, 2017) 4:00 pm – 9:00 pm
Joe L. Dudley Sr. 80th Birthday Celebration and Fuller & Dudley Entrepreneurship Museum Fundraiser Gala
Celebration of the 80th birthday of Joe L. Dudley, Sr. will take place and the rendering of the Fuller & Dudley Entrepreneurship Museum will be revealed at this black-tie affair. The museum will be dedicated to celebrating the lives of great African-American business leaders of the past and present that made or currently make great contributions to the economic empowerment of African-Americans. This event will be held on at the Benton Convention Center located at 301 W 5th St, Winston-Salem, NC.

4th Event (May 22, 2017) 9:00 am – 5:00 pm
Fuller & Dudley Institute of Entrepreneurship Present: How to Successfully Grow your Business from $0 – $1,000,000
How to Grow Your Business from $0 -$1,000,000 is a seminar designed specifically for business owners who are interested in learning tried and true leadership principles that guarantee success and prosperity. This course was created, designed and will be taught by the well-known leader in the cosmetology industry for the last 40 years, Dr. Joe L. Dudley, Sr., co-founder and Chief Executive Officer of Dudley Products, Inc. This event will be held at the Marriott located at 425 North Cherry Street, Winston-Salem NC 27101.

For more detail about the conference, visit www.capitalismisfreedom2017.com



Samuel B. Fuller (June 4, 1905 – October 24, 1988)
S.B. Fuller was the founder and president of the Fuller Products Company, publisher of the New York Age and Pittsburgh Courier, head of the South Side Chicago NAACP, president of the National Negro Business League, and a prominent Black Republican. At one time, he controlled 9 corporations at the same time and became the richest African-American man in the 1950’s, during the midst of segregation, when Fuller Products Company alone generated revenues of over $18 million in one year. S.B. Fuller’s life was an illustration of business success which inspired countless aspiring entrepreneurs and future leaders including the founder of Dudley Products Inc., Joe L. Dudley Sr., the founder of Ebony/Jet Magazine, John H. Johnson, the founder of Ultra Sheen Products, George Johnson, Dr. T.R.M. Howard and many others.

Joe L. Dudley, Sr. (May 9, 1937)
Dr. Joe L. Dudley is one of the world’s most sought after entrepreneurial masterminds. As a young man, he was labeled mentally retarded and credits his mother with inspiring him to prove that he was just as able as anyone by challenging him to “show them Joe”. In 1957, he invested $10.00 in a sales kit and began selling Fuller Products door-to-door while still a student at North Carolina A & T State University in Greensboro, NC. From there he went on to become one of the largest manufacturers of black hair products in the world. He was the founder of Dudley Products Inc., Dudley Cosmetology University and the Dudley Beauty School System. Dudley Products Inc. became a $35 million dollar a year company and has been listed in the top 50 in Black Enterprise Magazine’s Top 100 Black Owned Businesses. He is known nationally and internationally as an inspirational speaker and humanitarian. In 2009, Joe L. Dudley, Sr. and Eunice Dudley were featured in a national movie, Good Hair, a Chris Rock documentary about the hair care industry.

The SB Fuller & Joe L. Dudley Sr. Foundation
The S.B. Fuller & Joe L. Dudley Sr. Foundation exists for the purpose of educating African-Americans about the virtues of capitalism and the positive effect of entrepreneurship as the vehicle for economic empowerment just as Mr. Fuller and Mr. Dudley have done collectively for over 80 years. The foundation is used to inspire, empower and enlighten aspiring individuals through the presenting, preserving and celebration of the accomplishments and legacy of past and current successful African-American entrepreneurs.


Emilio Antonio Guevara
800-322-4023 or 704-650-2663