By Otha Richard Sullivan
Meet the black Achievers who attained the yankee Dream-from the early years to trendy times"This impressive ebook can be required interpreting for adolescents, who will learn the way many of the nation's such a lot winning Black women and men grew to become function 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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They told the judge the truth: that they wanted to stay in California and be free. After three days of hearings, Mason won freedom for herself and her daughters. Deciding that Los Angeles was a good place for the family to settle, she found employment as a nurse and midwife for a Dr. John Griffin. 50 a day, Mason had to be frugal with the money she earned. Her goal was to become self-sufficient and purchase some land and a home for her children. Accustomed to hard work and determined to provide a good life for her daughters, she soon became financially independent.
In 1898, Overton moved from Topeka to Kansas City, Missouri. In a short time he founded the Overton Hygienic Products Company. With less than $2,000 to start his business, Overton first tried making baking powder. But when he realized that women’s cosmetics and hair products were more lucrative businesses, Overton began to create 27 28 cosmetics especially for the complexions of African American women. In 1911, at the age of forty-seven, Overton moved his business operations to Chicago. Within nine months, his company grew into a multimillion-dollar business employing more than four hundred people.
The first issue of the Chicago Defender came out on May 5, 1905. Abbott printed three hundred copies in the kitchen of his landlord’s apartment in Chicago. For five years, he was the only employee of the paper, serving as editor, ad salesman, and circulation director. By 1920, Abbott was printing over two hundred ✦ From 1915 to 1925, more than thousand copies weekly. 5 million southern blacks Abbott, like other successful African migrated to the North in Americans, did not permit discrimination search of better jobs, housing, schools, and health facilities.
African American Millionaires (Black Stars) by Otha Richard Sullivan