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Barbara G. Proctor

Proctor and Gardner Advertising

1970 - 1996

Services

1970 b. 1932
female
EducationOneDegree
UndergraduateTalladega College
Personal
Born-Died1932
BirthplaceNorth Carolina (NC)
RaceBlack or African American
FatherDeceased / Absent
Era - 1970

Proctor launched the first adverting agency owned and managed by an African-American woman in 1970. She gained a strong reputation for integrity by refusing to accept assignments for objectionable products and advertising that demeaned women or African-Americans. Over the years, she built her agency into the second largest advertising firm run by an African-American by securing business from Jewel Foods, Sears, Roebuck and Company, and Alberto-Culver.