Success Through Generations

This cartoon depicts achievements of Philadelphia's Black Elite or Black Bourgeoisie class Though an exaggeration, it illustrates the same drive among Blacks to live the "American Dream" as presented by wealthy Americans. 

The same has been true throughout our sojourn from slavery to yesterday morning. Knowing our success stories busts myths of the sorrowful, lazy Negro under achiever.

 

William Leidesdorff
William Leidesdorff

Black millionaire

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Maggie Walker
Maggie Walker

Bank President

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Rube Foster
Rube Foster

Negro League Owner

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William W Browne
William W Browne

Banker

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Annie Malone
Annie Malone

1920s Millionaire

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Reconstruction
Reconstruction

Politicians

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Business Men
Business Men

Durham, NC

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C J Walker
C J Walker

Haircare Millionaire

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Business Men
Business Men

Greenwood, OK

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Life In Philadelphia Black Bourgeoisie

Guoin Bluford
Guoin Bluford
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Condoleezza Rice
Condoleezza Rice
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Don Thompson
Don Thompson
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Oprah
Oprah
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Colin Powell
Colin Powell
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Dorothy Height
Dorothy Height
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Dr. Neil DeGrasse
Dr. Neil DeGrasse
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Shirley Chisholm
Shirley Chisholm
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Marcus Jadotte
Marcus Jadotte
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Loretta Lynch
Loretta Lynch
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Dr. Ben Carson
Dr. Ben Carson
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Dr. Mae Jamison
Dr. Mae Jamison
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Clarence Thomas
Clarence Thomas

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Maya Angelou
Maya Angelou
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Walter Kimbrough
Walter Kimbrough
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Ursula Burns
Ursula Burns
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President Obama
President Obama
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Judge Timmons-Goodson
Judge Timmons-Goodson
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Wealthy Black Americans

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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