Black Excellence

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


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.