Black Fortunes


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

Author: Shomari Wills Between the years of 1830 and 1927, as the last generation of blacks born into slavery was reaching maturity, a small group of industrious, tenacious, and daring men and women broke new ground to attain the highest levels of financial success. Mary Ellen Pleasant, used her G