By Otha Richard Sullivan
Meet the black Achievers who attained the yankee Dream-from the early years to trendy times"This incredible booklet will be required analyzing for adolescents, who will find out how the various nation's so much profitable Black women and men turned position models."-Joyce Ladner, Ph.D.Robert Sengstacke AbbottTyra BanksMatel "Mat" Dawson Jr.Joe L. Dudley Sr.Kenneth "Babyface" EdmondsS. B. FullerArthur George GastonEarl G. GravesEarvin "Magic" JohnsonJohn H. JohnsonRobert L. JohnsonQuincy JonesShelton "Spike" Jackson LeeWilliam Alexander LeidesdorffAbraham Lincoln LewisReginald Francis LewisAnnie Turnbo MaloneBridget "Biddy" MasonAnthony OvertonMary Ellen PleasantRussell SimmonsMadame C. J. WalkerOprah Gail WinfreyEldrick "Tiger" WoodsCrispus Attucks Wright
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J. Walker, who later made a fortune of her own. Poro College trained African American beauticians, barbers, and salespeople. It became the first institution to teach cosmetology for the black consumer. The college had classrooms for teaching beauty culture, a barbershop for cutting African American men’s hair, and well-equipped laboratories for developing new hair and skin products. After settling in the Ville district of St. Louis, Malone began to share her wealth. In 1919, she donated $10,000 for the construction of a new building for the St.
Abbott attacked the system of sharecropping that had ✦ In the early 1900s, few African Amerreplaced slavery. icans owned land in the South. Black In addition, Abbott provided sharecroppers entered into agreefirst-hand coverage of the Red Summents with white landowners to grow crops and in return receive only mer Riots of 1919, a series of race a small portion of the harvest. The riots in cities across the country. landowners kept the rest. For a fee, The Chicago Defender also provided the landowners provided seed, fertilone of the few forums for African izers, and provisions for African Americans to live on until the crop American writers and poets.
The money would be used for his raid on the federal arsenal in Harper’s Ferry, Virginia. Brown wanted to gather weapons from the arsenal and use them to free slaves. Pleasant traveled to Harper’s Ferry to tell slaves of the impending raid. MIFFLIN GIBBS AND PETER LESTER P leasant was not alone in her fight for equal rights. Mifflin Gibbs and Peter Lester were two wealthy African American businessmen in California. With only a dime in his pocket, Gibbs moved to California in 1850. He and Lester opened a store called Lester and Gibbs Boots and Shoes.
African American Millionaires (Black Stars) by Otha Richard Sullivan