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Black CPA Centennial Celebration
Friday from 2:00 PM - 4:00 PM CST
Details to view the event are private and will be sent along with your ticket purchase.
Please join us for a virtual celebration to collectively honor the past, celebrate the progress, and build on the future of the Black CPA community. During the event, we will feature some of the first 100 Black CPAs by showcasing their stories of success against the odds, achievement in the face of adversity and of inspiration. In addition, we will recognize the outstanding 40 under 40 award recipients who are influencing the profession, breaking barriers, and making an impact in the community.
In 1921, 25 years after the first CPA certificate was granted in the U.S., John W. Cromwell, Jr. became the first Black CPA. He opened a door through which thousands of Black accountants would eventually pass.
With 2021 marking the 100th anniversary of Cromwell’s landmark achievement, the American Institute of Certified Public Accountants, Diverse Organization of Firms Inc., Illinois CPA Society, National Association of Black Accountants Inc., and National Society of Black CPAs Inc. have come together to celebrate a year-long national awareness campaign that recognizes Black CPAs in the U.S. and pushes for greater progress to be made in achieving diversity, inclusion, and equity in the CPA profession.
The 2021 Black CPA Centennial campaign has continued to “honor, celebrate, and build” upon the rich history and progress Black CPAs have made in the profession. The organizing partners have published a series of articles and videos that bring to life and preserve the inspiring stories of success against the odds of some of the most prominent and trailblazing Black accountants.
For more information, please visit us at www.BlackCPACentennial.cpa where you can find articles, videos, resources and more information.