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Binga: The Rise and Fall of Chicago’s First Black Banker
January 18 at1:30 pm - 3:00 pm
Jesse Binga came to Chicago in 1892 to work as a street peddler and rose to become a millionaire realtor and banker, the city’s first black banker. He also became a symbol of aspiration, self-reliance and uplift in Chicago’s “Black Belt.” -Don Hayner
New publication Binga: The Rise and Fall of Chicago’s First Black Banker shares the history of racial change in one of the most segregated cities in America and how an extraordinary man stood as a symbol of hope in a community isolated by racial animosity.
Join Binga author Don Hayner and Professor Emeritus Dr. Christopher Reed as they discuss this unsung pioneer in American social and economic history.
Saturday January 18, 2020 1:30 pm-3:30 pm | DuSable Museum of African American History | 740 E 56th Pl, Chicago | Ames Auditorium | Please enter the museum through the Main Entrance | Click Here To Register | Admission: Free