Tag: <span>business</span>

“Black Fortunes” by Shomari Wills tells the story of the first six Black Americans who became millionaires in the years following slavery. It serves as a mini-biography for each individual, giving insight into their early life and then detailing the path they took to accumulate their wealth. For the most part, the book linearly tells each person’s story but jumps back and forth between the subjects as the book moves through the years.

Book Reviews

If you’re interested in learning about the first Black woman in America to charter a bank, then my Black History Short about Maggie Lena Walker’s later life is for you.

Historical Profile