No colleges existed to train African-Americans the skills required to obtain a barber license until Henry Morgan opened Tyler Barber College, located at 212 East Erwin Street, in 1934. It became a successful chain with locations in major cities throughout the United States and reportedly featured in Ripley Believe It or Not column as a corporation headquartered in a small town with a branch in New York City.
There's a mission in downtown that I've seen a few guys standing outside of lately. I've taken them a few coffees and said the genuine hello in passing, but I want to do more for them. Anyone know if I have to have a barber's license to set up a chair outside in the parking lot and give them a good beard scrub and clean up? I know it would make them feel better but I'm not a barber. www.seacaptainbeardco.com