By Frances Rice
The independent production company, Block Starz Music Television LLC (BSMTV), has produced a series of documentaries that feature African-American entrepreneurs who overcame incredible obstacles and achieved success against the odds in the late 19th century and early 21st century.
Below are some of the black entrepreneurs featured in the documentaries. The complete series can be found at this link: http://aasuccess.com/
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THE HISTORY OF SUCCESSFUL BLACK AMERICANS
Frederick D. Patterson (1871-1932) was a successful African-American entrepreneur who manufactured the Greenfield-Patterson automobile. Patterson is the first black man known to have made cars during this period.
Junius Groves was a self-educated farmer, landowner, and entrepreneur who became one of the most prosperous African-American men of the early twentieth century.
Robert S. Abbott was the founder of The Chicago Defender, which became known as "America's Black Newspaper". Abbott was one of the first African-American self-made millionaires,
Jeremiah G. Hamilton, a black Wall Street financier and entrepreneur, was New York’s first African-American millionaire ten years before the Civil War.
Reginald F. Lewis was the first African-American to build successfully a billion dollar company, Beatrice Foods. Lewis was America's richest black man in the 1980s, but he was not a billionaire.
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OSCAR MICHEAUX: THE CZAR OF BLACK HOLLYWOOD
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IN THE HOUR OF CHAOS
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Frances Rice, a retired lawyer and Army Lieutenant Colonel, is chairman of the National Black Republican Association and may be contacted at: www.NBRA.Info