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By Robert Weems Jr.,Jason Chambers

From Jean Baptiste element DuSable to Oprah Winfrey, black entrepreneurship has helped outline Chicago. Robert E. Weems Jr. and Jason P. Chambers curate a set of essays that position the town because the middle of the black company international within the usa. starting from titans like Anthony Overton and Jesse Binga to McDonald's operators to black geared up crime, the students make clear the lengthy missed historical past of African American paintings and entrepreneurship because the nice Migration. jointly they learn how elements just like the inflow of southern migrants and the city's exact segregation styles made Chicago a prolific incubator of effective company improvement ”and made development a black city as a lot a need as a chance. individuals: Jason P. Chambers, Marcia Chatelain, Will Cooley, Robert Howard, Christopher Robert Reed, Myiti Sengstacke Rice, Clovis E. Semmes, Juliet E. okay. Walker, and Robert E. Weems Jr.

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