Black Business in the Black Metropolis: The Chicago Metropolitan Assurance Company, 1925-1985
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Black Business in the Black Metropolis: The Chicago Metropolitan Assurance Company, 1925-1985

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The discriminatory lending practices of white-controlled banks often inspired pioneering Black businesses such as Chicago Met to raise operating and investment capital from less conventional sources such as gambling winnings. These companies were critical to economic development within Black communities. By providing white-collar jobs to men and women who were otherwise de...more
Hardcover, 158 pages
Published November 1st 2000 by Indiana University Press (first published 1996)
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