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The Herndons: An Atlanta Family
Born a slave and reared a sharecropper, Alonzo Herndon (1858-1927) was destined to drudgery in the red clay fields of Georgia. Within forty years of Emancipation, however, he had amassed a fortune that far surpassed that of his White slave-master father.Through his barbering, real estate, and life insurance ventures, Herndon would become one of the wealthiest and most resp...more
Hardcover, 272 pages
Published June 21st 2002 by University of Georgia Press
(first published June 14th 2002)
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