ALLEN L. MCKELLAR
essay for Pepsi-Cola's
"How American Youth Faces Its Future" included the words: "In a world of blood and toil and sweat, the great hosts of American youth, just emerging from school and college, must face a very uncertain future.
The team of McKellar
and Maund would endure untold racism.
Soon dreading the rigors of life on the road, Jeanette Maund left the grime and Mr. McKellar
continued his marketing and sales work for the company.
had experienced in prior years, the team faced the harshest side of Jim Crow but still persevered.
McKellar remained with Pepsi but took a position in Texas.
tenure at the company, he
rose to become National Sales Representative, the first Black to do so.
After leaving Pepsi, he became Vice President of Falstaff Brewing Company in St. Louis, Missouri.
Today, he is the owner of Senrenella Enterprises, an international marketing company.
lovely wife Ernestine who is a Fisk University graduate live in St. Louis.