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African American millionaires

Author: Otha Richard Sullivan; James Haskins
Publisher: Hoboken, N.J. : John Wiley & Sons, ©2005.
Series: Black stars (New York, N.Y.)
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Dr. Sullivan has written a powerful book that can serve to inspire and challenge all youth and adults to rise above their circumstances. It profiles thirty black entertainers, sports stars, entrepreneurs, and others who have achieved financial success and given back to the community. African American Millionaires is a must-have for every home library. William E. Wilson, Executive Director, Jos-Arz Academy,  Read more...
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Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Otha Richard Sullivan; James Haskins
ISBN: 0471469289 9780471469285
OCLC Number: 55738211
Description: ix, 158 pages : illustrations ; 25 cm.
Contents: William Alexander Leidesdorff, 1810-1848 --
Mary Ellen Pleasant, 1814-1904 --
Bridget "Biddy" Mason, 1818-1891 --
Anthony Overton, 1864-1946 --
Abraham Lincoln Lewis, 1865-1947 --
Madame C.J. Walker, 1867-1919 --
Annie Turnbo Malone, 1869-1957 --
Robert S. Abbott, 1870-1940 --
George Baker "Father Divine", 1879-1965 --
Arthur George Gaston, 1892-1906 --
S.B. Fuller, 1905-1988 --
John H. Johnson, 1918 --
Crispus Attucks Wright, 1913-2001 --
Matel "Mat" Dawson, 1922-2002 --
Ray Charles, 1930 --
Quincy Jones, 1933 --
Earl G. Graves, 1935 --
Joe L. Dudley, 1937 --
Bill and Camille Cosby, 1937, 1944 --
Eddie Brown, 1940 --
Reginald F. Lewis, 1942-1993 --
Don Barden, 1943 --
Robert L. Johnson, 1946 --
Willie Gary, 1947 --
Oprah Winfrey, 1954 --
Spike Lee, 1957 --
Russell Simmons, 1957 --
Earvin Magic Johnson, 1959 --
Kenneth "Babyface" Edmonds, 1959 --
Trish Millines, 1958 --
Sean "Puffy" Combs (P. Diddy), 1969 --
Tyra Banks, 1973 --
Tiger Woods, 1975.
Series Title: Black stars (New York, N.Y.)
Responsibility: Otha Richard Sullivan ; Jim Haskins, general editor.
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Dr. Sullivan has written a powerful book that can serve to inspire and challenge all youth and adults to rise above their circumstances. It profiles thirty black entertainers, sports stars, entrepreneurs, and others who have achieved financial success and given back to the community. African American Millionaires is a must-have for every home library. William E. Wilson, Executive Director, Jos-Arz Academy, Washington, D.C. "I would recommend African American Millionaires for all to read, especially students in our school systems". Johnny L. DuPree, Mayor, City of Hattiesburg, Mississippi in every era, determined African American achievers have proven that it's possible for African Americans to attain the American Dream, even in the face of prejudice and personal setbacks. Today, there are many African American millionaires, ranging from corporate executives to sports stars to celebrities. And when it comes to sharing their wealth and giving back to the community, these individuals have always stepped up and made a difference. This book brings their stories to life. The minibiographies in this inspiring book capture the struggles and triumphs of twenty-five of the country's most notable African American millionaires, including Quincy Jones, Oprah Winfrey, Spike Lee, Russell Simmons, Tyra Banks, and Tiger Woods. You'll get the lowdown on these celebrities as well as some other millionaires you may not have heard of, including: William Alexander Leidesdorff, a founding father of the state of California who built San Francisco's first shipping warehouse and first hotel Mary Ellen Pleasant, a well-known San Francisco businesswoman who was also a prominent abolitionist, Madame C.J. Walker, a dynamic entrepreneur whose hair care products earned her a fortune, Matel "Mat" Dawson Jr., a worker at a Ford assembly plant who saved enough money to donate over $1 million to colleges and scholarship funds, Robert L. Johnson, the founder of Black Entertainment Television (BET) and one of the four hundred wealthiest people in America according to Forbes magazine. Meet the black Achievers who attained the American Dream-from the early years to modern times. "This wonderful book should be required reading for young people, who will learn how some of the nation's most successful Black men and women became role models." Joyce Ladner, Ph. D., Robert Sengstacke Abbott, Tyra Banks, Matel "Mat" Dawson Jr., Joe L. Dudley Sr., Kenneth "Babyface" Edmonds, S.B. Fuller, Arthur George Gaston, Earl G. Graves, Earvin "Magic" Johnson, John H. Johnson, Robert L. Johnson, Quincy Jones, Shelton "Spike" Jackson Lee, William Alexander Leidesdorff, Abraham Lincoln Lewis, Reginald Francis Lewis, Annie Turnbo Malone, Bridget "Biddy" Mason, Anthony Overton, Mary Ellen Pleasant, Russell Simmons, Madame C.J. Walker, Oprah Gail Winfrey, Eldrick "Tiger" Woods, Crispus Attucks Wright.

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