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Columbus’ generational Black-owned businesses

 Former E. E. Ward owner Eldon Ward stands in front of a company truck.
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Former E. E. Ward owner Eldon Ward stands in front of a company truck. E.E. Ward Moving and Storage is the oldest black-owned company in the U.S., dating back to the 1840's. The Columbus-based company provides local and interstate moving and storage services to residential, government and corporate customers.

This episode originally aired on March 24, 2022.

Some of America’s longest-running Black-owned businesses call Columbus, Ohio home. We’re taking a look at the history of Black-owned businesses in the city and around the country, as well as where the community of businesses stands now.

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