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

By Shomari Wills
America’s first black millionaires are fascinating examples of business and personal triumph, yet their stories have largely gone untold—until now. Black Fortunes showcases six individuals born into slavery who went on to become titans of American industry. As told here in unforgettable detail, their journeys toward financial success are a long overdue addition to the historical record, as well as a timeless reminder of the power of ingenuity, grit and entrepreneurship.


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Publisher Amistad Press
Publish date 01/30/2018
Pages 320
ISBN-13 9780062437594
ISBN-10 0062437593
Language English