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The Herndons : an Atlanta family

Author: Carole Merritt
Publisher: Athens, Ga. : University of Georgia Press, ©2002.
Edition/Format:   Print book : Biography : State or province government publication : EnglishView all editions and formats
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Alonzo Herndon, born a slave and reared a sharecropper, created a business empire based around his barbershop, real estate investments, and the Atlanta Life Insurance Company.
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Genre/Form: Biography
Biographies
Named Person: Alonzo Herndon; Alonzo Herndon; Herndon family.; Alonzo Herndon; Herndon family.; Herndon.; Herndons
Material Type: Biography, Government publication, State or province government publication
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Carole Merritt
ISBN: 0820323098 9780820323091
OCLC Number: 47283283
Awards: Commended for Black Caucus of the American Library Association Literary_award (Nonfiction) 2003
Commended for Hurston/Wright LEGACY Award (Nonfiction) 2003
Description: xii, 258 pages : illustrations ; 26 cm
Responsibility: Carole Merritt.

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This is a portrait of one of Atlanta's most prominent African American families, illustrating Alonzo Herndon's ascent from slavery to the business elite. Their story is one of by-the-bootstraps  Read more...

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"What makes the Herndon family story so valuable today is that their experience is further evidence of how diverse the African American experience has been."--"Library Journal" "This family portrait Read more...

 
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