Kathryn Jones

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Comer J. Cottrell, Jr.

Aug 31, 2001 By Kathryn Jones

Comer J. Cottrell, Jr., one of Texas’ leading African American entrepreneurs, was a United States Air Force sergeant stationed in Japan in the early fifties and managing a PX when he noticed that it didn’t carry hair-care products for black soldiers. When he got back to the States, he was…