Beyond Madam C. J. Walker
July 12, 2011 5:46 AM   Subscribe

What is a good source of information about African American millionaires in the nineteenth century? Especially interested in cases where the successful person used a front to manage the investing and banking end of things. (I've tried library card catalogs, but am getting nowhere.)
posted by manos_frias to Society & Culture (1 answer total) 1 user marked this as a favorite
This is probably because the first African American millionaire, Madam CJ Walker, became a millionaire in the early 20th century, so there weren't any 19th century Black American millionaires.

(Also, just checking to clarify with you that the 1800s = the 19th century and the 1900s = the 20th century. I can provide more info on 20th century black millionaires, if that's what you're looking for.)
posted by lesli212 at 10:42 AM on July 12, 2011 [1 favorite]

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