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Profession

Category:
MediaMakers
Occupation(s):
Publisher
Journalist
Photographer

Favorites

Favorite Color:
Brown
Favorite Food:
Mexican Food
Favorite Time of Year:
Christmas
Favorite Vacation Spot:
South Africa
Favorite Quote:
The Main Thing Is To Keep The Main Thing The Main Thing.

Birthplace

Born:
6/24/1939
Birth Location:
New York, New York

Profession

Category:
MediaMakers
Occupation(s):
Publisher
Journalist
Photographer

Favorites

Favorite Color:
Brown
Favorite Food:
Mexican Food
Favorite Time of Year:
Christmas
Favorite Vacation Spot:
South Africa
Favorite Quote:
The Main Thing Is To Keep The Main Thing The Main Thing.

Birthplace

Born:
6/24/1939
Birth Location:
New York
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Biography

Publisher, journalist and photographer Solomon J. Herbert was born on June 24, 1939, in New York to parents William and Margaret Herbert. He attended the City College of New York.

In the 1960s, Herbert served as second national vice president of the Congress of Racial Equality (CORE) under Jim Farmer for several years, and then under Floyd McKissick. He also became a member of the Bronx CORE, where, along with several other CORE members from the Bronx, he participated in what was to become the first direct action/civil disobedience effort outside of the south when CORE members sat in at the White Castle restaurant chain to break their discriminatory hiring policies. Herbert later became president of the Bronx CORE.

After his involvement with CORE, Herbert went on to establish and run several programs for disadvantaged youth. From 1981 to 1994, he was self-employed as a full-time freelance print and photo journalist. During that period, over 800 of Herbert’s articles appeared in numerous regional, national and international publications. Then, in 1994, he co-founded, with his wife Gloria, the award-winning Black Meetings & Tourism magazine, where he serves as publisher and editor-in-chief.

Herbert has held membership in several professional organizations, including the National Coalition of Black Meeting Planners (NCBMP), Meeting Professional International (MPI), Travel Professionals Of Color (TPOC), Caribbean Tourism Organization (CTO), Africa Travel Association (ATA), Travel and Tourism Marketing Association (TTMA), Black Business Association of Los Angeles (BBA), and Greater Los Angeles African American Chamber of Commerce (GLAAAC). He also sits on the board of the National Association of Black Hotel Owners, Operators and Developers, and co-sponsors the annual Multicultural Tourism & Hotel Ownership Summit & Trade Show. Additionally, Herbert is a member of the TPOC Advisory Board, and previously served as a member of the MGM Grand Specialty Markets Advisory Council.

In 2002, Herbert served as executive producer of Globetrotting, a travel television series he and his wife created, which debuted on BET on Jazz. He has also received many awards, including the 2002 National Coalition of Black Meeting Planner's Minority Business Award, the 2005 Regional Black Chamber of Commerce of San Fernando Valley’s Small Business of the Year Award, the 2007 Outstanding Entrepreneur Award from the Black Business Association of Los Angeles, the 2008 California State Salute to Small Business Award, the 2008 Lifetime Achievement Award from NABHOOD, and the 2010 Small Business Award from the United Chambers of Commerce of the San Fernando Valley & Region.

Solomon Herbert was interviewed by The HistoryMakers on December 19, 2013.

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  • Tape: 1 Story: 1 - Slating of Solomon Herbert's interview
  • Tape: 1 Story: 2 - Solomon Herbert lists his favorites
  • Tape: 1 Story: 3 - Solomon Herbert describes his mother's family background, pt. 1
  • Tape: 1 Story: 4 - Solomon Herbert describes his mother's family background, pt. 2
  • Tape: 1 Story: 5 - Sololom Herbert talks about his maternal uncle's role in 'The Notorious Elinor Lee'
  • Tape: 1 Story: 6 - Solomon Herbert recalls his mother's death from cancer
  • Tape: 1 Story: 7 - Solomon Herbert remembers his mother's aspirations
  • Tape: 1 Story: 8 - Solomon Herbert describes his father's family background
  • Tape: 1 Story: 9 - Solomon Herbert talks about his father's military service in World War I, pt. 1
  • Tape: 1 Story: 10 - Solomon Herbert recalls his father's homemade television set
  • Tape: 1 Story: 11 - Solomon Herbert remembers his father's death
  • Tape: 2 Story: 1 - Solomon Herbert remembers his father's personality
  • Tape: 2 Story: 2 - Solomon Herbert describes his father's health problems
  • Tape: 2 Story: 3 - Solomon Herbert talks about how his parents met
  • Tape: 2 Story: 4 - Solomon Herbert describes his parents' personalities and who he takes after
  • Tape: 2 Story: 5 - Solomon Herbert talks about his family legacy in the 369th Infantry Regiment
  • Tape: 2 Story: 6 - Solomon Herbert talks about his father's military service in World War I, pt. 2
  • Tape: 2 Story: 7 - Solomon Herbert lists his siblings
  • Tape: 2 Story: 8 - Solomon Herbert describes his earliest childhood memory
  • Tape: 2 Story: 9 - Solomon Herbert remembers Camp Craigmeade in Peekskill, New York
  • Tape: 3 Story: 1 - Solomon Herbert describes the Jamaica neighborhood of Queens, New York
  • Tape: 3 Story: 2 - Solomon Herbert describes the sights, sounds and smells of his childhood
  • Tape: 3 Story: 3 - Solomon Herbert recalls hosting CORE fundraisers at Silvia's Blue Morocco in the Bronx, New York
  • Tape: 3 Story: 4 - Solomon Herbert remembers his early influences
  • Tape: 3 Story: 5 - Solomon Herbert describes his early experiences of religion
  • Tape: 3 Story: 6 - Solomon Herbert talks about his schooling in Queens, New York
  • Tape: 3 Story: 7 - Solomon Herbert recalls an experience of racial discrimination at school
  • Tape: 3 Story: 8 - Solomon Herbert remembers applying to Brooklyn Technical High School
  • Tape: 3 Story: 9 - Solomon Herbert describes his experiences at Brooklyn Technical High School in Brooklyn, New York
  • Tape: 4 Story: 1 - Solomon Herbert recalls his introduction to the Civil Rights Movement
  • Tape: 4 Story: 2 - Solomon Herbert talks about the impact of his parents' deaths
  • Tape: 4 Story: 3 - Solomon Herbert recalls his early work experiences
  • Tape: 4 Story: 4 - Solomon Herbert remembers his early interest in magazines
  • Tape: 4 Story: 5 - Solomon Herbert describes his social activities at Brooklyn Technical High School in Brooklyn, New York
  • Tape: 4 Story: 6 - Solomon Herbert recalls his education at the City College of New York
  • Tape: 4 Story: 7 - Solomon Herbert remembers founding Anmar Designs
  • Tape: 4 Story: 8 - Solomon Herbert remembers joining the Congress of Racial Equality
  • Tape: 4 Story: 9 - Solomon Herbert talks about the discriminatory policies of the New York City Board of Education, pt. 1
  • Tape: 4 Story: 10 - Solomon Herbert talks about the discriminatory policies of the New York City Board of Education, pt. 1
  • Tape: 5 Story: 1 - Solomon Herbert describes the Federal Bureau of Investigation's attempts to monitor the Congress for Racial Equality
  • Tape: 5 Story: 2 - Solomon Herbert talks about the relationships between civil rights organizations
  • Tape: 5 Story: 3 - Solomon Herbert describes CORE's activism in New York City
  • Tape: 5 Story: 4 - Solomon Herbert remembers organizing the March on Washington, pt. 1
  • Tape: 5 Story: 5 - Solomon Herbert describes the work of James Farmer
  • Tape: 5 Story: 6 - Solomon Herbert describes his experiences at the March on Washington
  • Tape: 5 Story: 7 - Solomon Herbert remembers organizing the March on Washington, pt. 2
  • Tape: 5 Story: 8 - Solomon Herbert recalls the focus on white participation at the March on Washington
  • Tape: 5 Story: 9 - Solomon Herbert recalls the logistics of the March on Washington
  • Tape: 5 Story: 10 - Solomon Herbert talks about the decline of CORE in New York City
  • Tape: 6 Story: 1 - Solomon Herbert remembers reconnecting with the CORE leadership and youth members
  • Tape: 6 Story: 2 - Solomon Herbert talks about his move to Los Angeles, California
  • Tape: 6 Story: 3 - Solomon Herbert describes his film and television catering company
  • Tape: 6 Story: 4 - Solomon Herbert recalls selling a script to Topper Carew
  • Tape: 6 Story: 5 - Solomon Herbert remembers catering for Fred Williamson
  • Tape: 6 Story: 6 - Solomon Herbert talks about his interactions with white actors
  • Tape: 6 Story: 7 - Solomon Herbert talks about his experiences as a freelance journalist
  • Tape: 6 Story: 8 - Solomon Herbert remembers photographing the National Coalition of Black Meeting Planners
  • Tape: 6 Story: 9 - Solomon Herbert describes his start as a journalist
  • Tape: 7 Story: 1 - Solomon Herbert describes founding of The Black Convention magazine
  • Tape: 7 Story: 2 - Solomon Herbert talks about writing 'Bill Cosby'
  • Tape: 7 Story: 3 - Solomon Herbert remembers meeting his third wife
  • Tape: 7 Story: 4 - Solomon Herbert describes the content of Black Meetings and Tourism magazine
  • Tape: 7 Story: 5 - Solomon Herbert talks about the advertisements in Black Meetings and Tourism magazine
  • Tape: 7 Story: 6 - Solomon Herbert describes the most popular domestic destinations for African American travelers
  • Tape: 7 Story: 7 - Solomon Herbert talks about the most popular foreign destinations for African American travellers
  • Tape: 7 Story: 8 - Solomon Herbert talks about the largest black meetings and conventions
  • Tape: 7 Story: 9 - Solomon Herbert describes the impact of September 11, 2001 on the travel industry
  • Tape: 7 Story: 10 - Solomon Herbert remembers founding the National Association of Black Hotel Owners, Operators and Developers
  • Tape: 7 Story: 11 - Solomon Herbert remembers creating 'Globetrotting' for BET
  • Tape: 8 Story: 1 - Solomon Herbert talks about the importance of minority representation in the hospitality industry
  • Tape: 8 Story: 2 - Solomon Herbert talks about the importance of visiting Africa
  • Tape: 8 Story: 3 - Solomon Herbert describes his current projects at Black Meetings and Tourism magazine
  • Tape: 8 Story: 4 - Solomon Herbert talks about the growth of black-owned hotels
  • Tape: 8 Story: 5 - Solomon Herbert describes his family's involvement at Black Meetings and Tourism magazine
  • Tape: 8 Story: 6 - Solomon Herbert reflects upon his life
  • Tape: 8 Story: 7 - Solomon Herbert describes his hopes and concerns for the African American community
  • Tape: 8 Story: 8 - Solomon Herbert reflects upon his legacy
  • Tape: 8 Story: 9 - Solomon Herbert describes how he would like to be remembered
  • Tape: 8 Story: 10 - Solomon Herbert narrates his photographs