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Chicago’s First Black Banker: Jesse Binga
The Nineteenth Century Club
178 Forest Avenue
Oak Park, IL 60301
United States

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Monday, December 21, 2020, 1:30 PM - 2:30 PM CST
Category: Enrichment Series- Open to the Public

Author Don Hayner tells the story of Jesse Binga, who came to Chicago in 1892 with $10 and a shoeshine kit and rose to become a millionaire realtor and Chicago’s first Black banker. His achievements also made him a lightning rod for the deadliest race riot in city history. Binga’s story traces the origins of racial change in one of the most segregated cities in America and tells how an extraordinary man stood as a national symbol of hope for communities isolated by racial animosity.To register for this webinar, click HERE.

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