Saturday, July 2, 2016

Top Black Business Leaders

Although African Americans are despicable racism and prejudice in the 18th century, many businesses sprung forth regardless of the obstacles in front of them. With a determined grit and sound practices, Black business leaders began to emerge and gain the right to engage in trade like other citizens. NewsOne take a look at 20 Black business owners between the time period 1800 and 1900, highlighting a significant contribution to the American public.
Black Business Leaders
Black Business Leaders
Joseph Randolph, President of the African Insurance Company.
In 1810, the African Insurance Company opened in Philadelphia. Led by President Joseph Randolph, the company was formed to help support African Americans who do not want to join the Free African Society of mutual cooperation but requires assistance and other benefits. Historians noted this was the first African-American insurance company.

William Leidesdorff, the first African-American millionaire.
William Leidesdorff is a mixture of heredity but mostly identified as of African descent. Raised in the Dutch West Indies, Leidesdorff initially involved in the shipping trade. He was responsible for launching the first steamboat in the Bay Area of ​​California and opened and operated San Francisco, the first hotel. He also became president of the school board of the city. After collecting a large plot of land, his worth at the time of his death almost a million and a half dollars.

David Ruggles, a bookstore owner first African-American.
Abolitionist and journalist David Ruggles role in the liberation of slaves as part of the famous Underground Railroad. Having learned Latin from a tutor who attended Yale University, Ruggles would go on to publish works as a printer. A journalist who contributed to the current popular papers, Ruggles most famous feat of opening a bookstore first Black-owned in New York City.

Paul Cuffee, Quaker businessman.
Paul Cuffee made his fortune in shipping trade and went on to open the first integrated school Massachusetts'. After the birth of former slaves and Native American mother, Cuffee tend his father's farm before going down to the sea. He is also a supporter role in helping the UK to give freed slaves a place to settle.

William Johnson, "Barber Of Natchez".
Born in slavery, William Johnson was released as a youngster in 1820 and became an apprentice barber in Natchez, Miss. After her brother sold him a barber shop, Johnson will own and operate the business while teaching young freed Black boys the art of barbering.

William Whipper, slavery and timber entrepreneurs.
William Whipper road to success is rooted in the controversial idea known as "moral reform"; However, the contribution to such an important antislavery timber business profitable by partners Stephen Smith in Pennsylvania.

James Forten, inventor and entrepreneur delivery.
James Forten, like many African-Americans in the north, make a fortune in the maritime industry. He was also an active political figure and is used to advance his Quaker education and others who want to eradicate slavery. Forten create devices for sailboats during his time in the industry.

Joseph Cassey, Philadelphia wig business owners.
Cassey Joseph lived in the city of brotherly love after the arrival of the French West Indies in the early 1800s. He struck gold with wigs, perfumes, and barbershop business and is also involved in real estate with other partners in the city.

Robert Purvis, a rich slavery.
Although Robert Purvis is three-quarters of Europe's Jews, he and his brothers were allied with the African-American community in Pennsylvania. Having acquired considerable wealth from his father's estate, Purvis will help shape and fund efforts to slavery in the North. She would later marry the daughter of James Forten.

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