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By Herman Russell,Bob Andelman,Andrew Young

Born right into a blue-collar kinfolk within the Jim Crow South, Herman J. Russell outfitted a shoeshine enterprise while he used to be 12 years old—and used the gains to shop for a vacant lot the place he equipped a duplex whereas he was once nonetheless a young person. within the resulting 50 years, Russell has endured to construct and increase companies, accumulating essentially the most influential and ecocnomic minority-owned company conglomerates. In construction Atlanta, he stocks his inspiring existence tale, revealing how he overcame racism, poverty, and a debilitating speech obstacle to turn into the most profitable African American marketers, Atlanta civic leaders, and unsung heroes of the civil rights circulation. not only a regular rags-to-riches tale, Russell completed his luck via concentration, making plans, and humility and he stocks his successful suggestion all through. As a millionaire builder prior to the civil rights circulate won impetus and a chum of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr., Ralph Abernathy, and Andrew younger, he quietly helped finance the civil rights campaign, placing up bond for protestors and delivering the cash that stored King’s dream alive. right here he presents an excellent, behind-the-scenes examine the function that the enterprise community—which incorporated black and white participants operating together—played in Atlanta’s peaceable development from the capital of the racially divided outdated South to the monetary heart of the recent South.

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