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Epilogue: Final Years and Legacy

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/9780252043062.003.0007
Subject:
History, African-American History

The early1940s witnessed a rehabilitation of Anthony Overton’s public image. Thus, at the time of his death in 1946, much of the negativity associated with the early 1930s had dissipated. Anthony ... More


Business Titan: The Douglass National Bank and the Victory Life Insurance Company

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/9780252043062.003.0005
Subject:
History, African-American History

This chapter examines how Anthony Overton dramatically diversified his financial interests during the 1920s. In 1922, Anthony Overton assumed the presidency of Chicago’s Douglass National Bank (the ... More


What Goes Up Must Come Down: The Impact of the Great Depression

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/9780252043062.003.0006
Subject:
History, African-American History

In late 1929, Anthony Overton was perceived to be the nation’s most successful black businessman. Yet, by the mid-1930s, the public’s perception of Overton had shifted dramatically. The Great ... More


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