Henry G. Parks, Jr., is best known for establishing the Parks Sausage Company which he headquartered in Baltimore, Maryland in 1951. The following year the United States Department of Agriculture agreed to regular inspection of Parks Sausages.
With the government guarantee of the quality of his products, within two decades, Parks was operating a multimillion dollar corporation.
His company, H.G. Parks, Inc. was the first black corporation to be listed on the New York Stock Exchange.