Black Fortunes:The story of The First Six African American Who Escaped Slavery and Became Millionaires
Auteur: Shomari Willis
Between 1830 and 1927, as the last generation of blacks born into slavery was reaching maturity, a small group of daring men and women broke new ground to attain the highest levels of financial success. Black Fortunes is the astonishing untold history of America's first black millionaires-self-made entrepreneurs who endured incredible challenges to amass their personal fortunes-including an adventurer, a landowner, a self-taught chemist, a millionaire's mistress, a schoolteacher, and a flamboyant rebel. Inspiring and surprising, Black Fortunes illuminates as never before the birth of the black business titan.