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…
Articles by Kathryn Jones
BusinessComer J. Cottrell, Jr.
Texas is changing before our eyes, but fried pies, drive-in movie theaters, and other vestiges of earlier days are all around. To find these treasures, we risked life, limb, and cholesterol count-and had a blast from the past.