Black Fortunes

Black Fortunes

The Story of the First Six African Americans Who Escaped Slavery and Became Millionaires

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"The astonishing untold history of America's first black millionaires--former slaves who endured incredible challenges to amass and maintain their wealth for a century, from the Jacksonian period to the Roaring Twenties--self-made entrepreneurs whose unknown success mirrored that of American business heroes such as Henry Ford, John D. Rockefeller, and Thomas Edison. Between the years of 1830 and 1927, as the last generation of blacks born into slavery was reaching maturity, a small group of smart, tenacious, and daring men and women broke new ground to attain the highest levels of financial success."--Amazon.com
Publisher: New York, NY : Amistad, an imprint of HarperCollins Publishers, [2018]
Edition: First edition
Copyright Date: ©2018
ISBN: 9780062437594
0062437593
Branch Call Number: 923.8 WIL
Characteristics: xv, 300 pages, 8 unnumbered pages of plates : illustrations ; 22 cm

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IndyPL_KimE Jan 07, 2019

This impressive gem is a dynamic read that shares the turmoil and triumph of six African American entrepreneurs who overcome plight during slavery and the Jim Crow era by becoming self-made millionaires. Did you know before Madam C. J. Walker, there was another African American woman in the hair... Read More »


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IndyPL_KimE Jan 07, 2019

This impressive gem is a dynamic read that shares the turmoil and triumph of six African American entrepreneurs who overcome plight during slavery and the Jim Crow era by becoming self-made millionaires. Did you know before Madam C. J. Walker, there was another African American woman in the hair care industry? I didn't!! But this book enlightened and educated about Black Fortunes.

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