About

About

Our Mission

To empower minority professionals and businesses by providing a network that will assist in the building and expansion of its members through the shared resources, professional development, and patronage along the Mississippi Gulf Coast. Our mission is fueled by the sacrifices made by past generations, and our goal is to create a legacy for generations to come. 

 

Our Vision

  • Address needs specific to the minority community

  • Strengthen our network

  • Promote inclusion where a void exists

  • Provide a platform

  • Economic empowerment

  • Entrepreneurship activity

  • Capital investment

  • Commercial and financial development

  • Personal and professional advancement

  • Mentor next generation to leave a Legacy

We believe all minorities can embrace who they are,
can define their future, and can change the world.

Our Founding

Two great leaders of the black community in the late 19th and 20th century were Booker T. Washington and W.E.B. Dubois. However, they strongly disagreed on strategies for social and economic process for the minority community. These opposing philosophies can be found in much of today's discussions over how to end class and racial injustice, what is the role for minority leadership, and what do the "haves" owe the "have nots"in the community. 

With similar sentiments to Washington, Keva Scott grew up in an entrepreneurial family in Alabama, and she formed Heritage business League in 2002 when she saw the need for more opportunity for minorities in the area of business ownership and economic development. 

Hundreds of miles away in Mississippi, Angie Juzang was developing the community in ways similar to Dubois with the establishment of The Legacy Group in 2013. Focused on professional development, Juzang wanted minorities in her community to have a seat at the table. 

After meeting in 2016, Scott and Juzang found themselves having the debate resembling that of Washington and Dubois. Finally, the two came together to form The Legacy Business League, a chamber organization dedicated to the advancement of minorities in business and education on the Mississippi Gulf Coast. 

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