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black fortunes (shomari wills)

Audiofile Magazine - March 2018

Ron Butler narrates this fascinating biography of the first six blacks who escaped slavery and became millionaires. They were born in the Jacksonian period, survived slavery, and became successful business men and women, each accumulating more than a million dollars by the Roaring Twenties. Most made their fortunes in real estate and invested their money soundly in their businesses, the market, and their communities. Butler's melodious voice never falters as he delivers stories of the trials, heartaches, and successes of these early millionaires. Listeners gain an appreciation for the difficulties each overcame on the road to financial independence. These intertwined biographical sketches provide lessons in perseverance, determination, and business savvy. M.B.K. © AudioFile 2018, Portland, Maine [Published: MARCH 2018]

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