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

Maggie Walker
Maggie Walker

Bank President

Rube Foster
Rube Foster

Negro League Owner

William W Browne
William W Browne

Banker

Annie Malone
Annie Malone

1920s Millionaire

Reconstruction
Reconstruction

Politicians

Business Men
Business Men

Durham, NC

C J Walker
C J Walker

Haircare Millionaire

Business Men
Business Men

Greenwood, OK

Life In Philadelphia Black Bourgeoisie

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

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

Wealthy Black Americans

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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