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African American Millionaires

African American Millionaires

Otha Richard Sullivan, Jim Haskins (Editor)

ISBN: 978-0-471-68148-9

Nov 2004

168 pages

$16.99

Description

Meet the black Achievers who attained the American Dream-from the early years to modern times

"This wonderful book should be required reading for young people, who will learn how some of the nation's most successful Black men and women became role models."
-Joyce Ladner, Ph.D.

Robert Sengstacke Abbott
Tyra Banks
Matel "Mat" Dawson Jr.
Joe L. Dudley Sr.
Kenneth "Babyface" Edmonds
S. B. Fuller
Arthur George Gaston
Earl G. Graves
Earvin "Magic" Johnson
John H. Johnson
Robert L. Johnson
Quincy Jones
Shelton "Spike" Jackson Lee
William Alexander Leidesdorff
Abraham Lincoln Lewis
Reginald Francis Lewis
Annie Turnbo Malone
Bridget "Biddy" Mason
Anthony Overton
Mary Ellen Pleasant
Russell Simmons
Madame C. J. Walker
Oprah Gail Winfrey
Eldrick "Tiger" Woods
Crispus Attucks Wright

Foreword v

Acknowledgments ix

Introduction 1

PART ONE: THE EARLY YEARS

William Alexander Leidesdorff 7

PART TWO: THE CIVILWAR YEARS AND RECONSTRUCTION

Mary Ellen Pleasant 15

Bridget “Biddy” Mason 22

Anthony Overton 27

Abraham Lincoln Lewis 31

PART THREE: INTO THE NEW CENTURY

Madame C. J. Walker 39

Annie Turnbo Malone 43

Robert Sengstacke Abbott 48

Arthur George Gaston 54

S. B. Fuller 61

PART FOUR: MODERN TIMES

John H. Johnson 71

Crispus Attucks Wright 77

Matel “Mat” Dawson Jr. 82

Quincy D. Jones 86

Earl G. Graves 92

Joe L. Dudley Sr. 97

Reginald Francis Lewis 103

Robert L. Johnson 108

Oprah Gail Winfrey 114

Shelton “Spike” Jackson Lee 120

Russell Simmons 126

Earvin “Magic” Johnson 130

Kenneth “Babyface” Edmonds 136

Tyra Banks 140

Eldrick “Tiger” Woods 144

Bibliography 150

Picture Credits 152

Index 153