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A Star Is Born: Initial Years in Chicago

Robert E. Weems Jr.

in The Merchant Prince of Black Chicago: Anthony Overton and the Building of a Financial Empire

Published in print:
2020
Published Online:
September 2020
ISBN:
9780252043062
eISBN:
9780252051920
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Illinois Press
DOI:
10.5622/illinois/9780252043062.003.0003
Subject:
History, African-American History

This chapter discusses how Anthony Overton’s relocation to Chicago in 1911 proved to be one of the wisest moves of his life. Within a short period of time, the once frustrated entrepreneur ... More


Introduction: At the Crossroads

Robert Jackson

in Fade In, Crossroads: A History of the Southern Cinema

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
June 2017
ISBN:
9780190660178
eISBN:
9780190660215
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780190660178.003.0001
Subject:
Literature, Film, Media, and Cultural Studies, 20th-century and Contemporary Literature

This introduction lays out the topic, arguments, and structure of the entire book. It begins with a brief case study of Annie Minerva Turnbo Malone’s use of motion pictures as part of her growing ... 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


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