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Name:    Hurt, Jr., James Eldridge
Profession:  Entrepreneur
Category:  African-American Experience
Description:    James Hurt, Jr. was president of the St. Louis Board of Education, an entrepreneur, and the publisher and editor of the National Association of Black Church Organizations, a comprehensive overview of the black religious experience in America

Hurt was one of the first three black members of the St. Louis Board of Education (elected City-wide) and was also its second black president from 1967 to 1968. He was also the developer of the Central City Foods Supermarket and the Warwood Apartments at Warwick and Kingshighway. He served as president of the Employees Loan Company and also organized black Protestant ministers in St. Louis for a more proactive role in black community development.

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