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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


The Half-Century Magazine: 1916–1925

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/9780252043062.003.0004
Subject:
History, African-American History

In 1916, Anthony Overton established the Half-Century Magazine as a venue to more effectively market Overton Hygienic Manufacturing Company products. To deflect charges of shameless self-promotion, ... More


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


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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