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Eunice Prescott holds a can of paint with the Ebony Paint logo on the label.

Eunice L. Prescott was the owner of a hat shop in Chicago before moving to New York and opening Ebony Paint, the city’s first Black-owned paint store. To the right is Harold Perkins, the manager of Ebony Paint.