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Contested Terrain: P. W. Chavers, Anthony Overton, and the Founding of the Douglass National Bank

Robert E. Weems Jr.

in Building the Black Metropolis: African American Entrepreneurship in Chicago

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
May 2018
ISBN:
9780252041426
eISBN:
9780252050022
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Illinois Press
DOI:
10.5622/illinois/9780252041426.003.0005
Subject:
History, African-American History

This chapter examines the “contested terrain” associated with the founding of Chicago’s Douglass National Bank in 1921. Anthony Overton, one of history’s most prominent African American ... More


The Golden Decade of Black Business

Christopher Robert Reed

in The Rise of Chicago's Black Metropolis, 1920-1929

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
April 2017
ISBN:
9780252036231
eISBN:
9780252093173
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Illinois Press
DOI:
10.5406/illinois/9780252036231.003.0004
Subject:
History, African-American History

This chapter examines black business activities in Chicago in the 1920s. Robert S. Abbott, Jesse Binga, and Anthony Overton dominated the business activities of the Black Metropolis with their ... More


Building the Black Metropolis: African American Entrepreneurship in Chicago

Robert E. Weems and Jason P. Chambers (eds)

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
May 2018
ISBN:
9780252041426
eISBN:
9780252050022
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of Illinois Press
DOI:
10.5622/illinois/9780252041426.001.0001
Subject:
History, African-American History

This book examines the entrepreneurial experiences of and contributions by African American entrepreneurs in Chicago. Through a careful examination of black business activity in areas such as ... More


Early Black Chicago Entrepreneurial and Business Activities from the Frontier Era to the Great Migration: The Nexus of Circumstance and Initiative

Christopher Robert Reed

in Building the Black Metropolis: African American Entrepreneurship in Chicago

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
May 2018
ISBN:
9780252041426
eISBN:
9780252050022
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Illinois Press
DOI:
10.5622/illinois/9780252041426.003.0002
Subject:
History, African-American History

This chapter surveys the evolution of African American-owned businesses in Chicago from the mid-to-late nineteenth century until the early twentieth century. During the nineteenth century, the most ... More


Robert Sengstacke Abbott, 1868–1940

Myiti Sengstacke Rice

in Building the Black Metropolis: African American Entrepreneurship in Chicago

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
May 2018
ISBN:
9780252041426
eISBN:
9780252050022
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Illinois Press
DOI:
10.5622/illinois/9780252041426.003.0003
Subject:
History, African-American History

From its inception the African American press was a major voice in the African American struggle against violence and discrimination. The unquestioned dean of the black press was Robert Abbott, ... More


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