Continue to watch this blog. Every week I will highlight African American entrepreneurs who started a business in the Curb Market (The Municipal Market).
This week we will recognize Claud Thomas Todd affectionately known as Claud T who was an entrepreneur for over 65 years. He turned a small produce truck into Claud Todd’s Produce Company. His goal was always to expand his business into the Curb Market. Unfortunately, this was not possible due to segregation laws. After the Civil Rights Bill was passed, he achieved his goal and in late 1972, Claud became one of the first African Americans to own a produce business in the Curb Market. He started with a small booth and a couple of years later, he expanded to two booths.