As National Black Business Month comes to a close, we’re giving another shout out to those in the Historic 4th Avenue district—one of the oldest black business districts in the country.

Today, it includes more than 50 Black-owned businesses and more than 20 Black property owners.

Every Friday in August, REV has partnered with Urban Impact Inc. to highlight some of these businesses for Black Business Friday.

Great Receipt Race Players receive DOUBLE POINTS every Black Business Friday for submitting receipts from local Black-owned businesses.


Here’s the last installment of our feature on 4th Avenue businesses. Take a look around Magic City Barber Shop, a barbershop that’s been in the district since the 1930s and played a significant part in the Civil Rights Movement:


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“Two Generations of Grooming & Serving Gentlemen” Meet Mr. Percy Hornbuckle Jr., a second-generation barber, and owner of Magic City Barber Shop. The barbershop first opened in 1930 and has been a gem in the Historic Civil Rights District ever since. Not only does Mr. Hornbuckle pride himself on carrying on his father’s legacy but also the history of merchants on 4th Ave supporting the Civil Rights movement. Hornbuckle said, “merchants played a huge part of the movement”, for example bailing activists out of jail. Civil Rights history is a common topic of discussion in the shop as pictures from the movement adorn the walls of the business. Mr. Hornbuckle would like for all to know that his business prides itself on serving gentlemen just as it did in the 1930s and will always support other black entrepreneurs through mentorship just as his father did. ✊🏾💇🏿‍♂️💇🏾‍♂️💆🏽‍♂️💈 #blackownedbusiness #blackowned #blackwallstreet #historic4thavedistrict #historic4thave

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