Booming Biz: Black America’s Historic Business Districts

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  • Chicago’s Bronzeville Was Home to Thriving Black Businesses
  • The Ville in St. Louis, a Center of Business and Culture
  • More Than Just Jazz at Kansas City’s 18th and Vine
  • Sweet Auburn in Atlanta, “The Richest Negro Street in the World”
  • “Scratch Ankle” in Segregated Birmingham Is Steeped in History

Jackson Ward, a Celebrated Richmond Enclave

The Jackson Ward section of Richmond, Virginia, was a center of Black commerce after the Civil War. Its business leaders included John Mitchell Jr., editor of the Richmond Planet, and Maggie L. Walker, the first woman to charter and serve as president of an American bank.  (Photo: Wikicommons)

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