Black Authors : KINGS The True Story of Chicago's Policy Kings

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  1. OldSoul

    OldSoul Permanent Black Man PREMIUM MEMBER

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    The BronzeVille Press is pleased to announce
    the 3rd printing of KINGS The True Story of Chicago's Policy Kings and Numbers Racketeers is now available!
    This critically acclaimed, best-seller is back with a new cover and, for a limited time, you can get the publisher's discount if purchased at the website,
    POLICYKINGS.COM
    If you haven't read 'KINGS', you haven't read OurStory.​
    "To look at the neighborhood today you'd never know it, but if you were African American and living in the first half of last century, the place to be was on Chicago's Southside, a place known to ethnic Whites as the Black Belt for it's Negro population. But to those who lived there, and to their friends and family abroad, it was called Bronzeville. It was a thriving mecca of economic and political power, seated in the city's 2nd, 3rd and 4th wards, the promised land of socioeconomic opportunity and prosperity for the emancipated African American.
    In a word, Bronzeville was great. What made it great were the people who lived, worked and played there: business and civic leaders with vision and clergymen who carried on the founding principles and traditions of our first Black churches. It's where the nation's first Black certified public accountants were working and supporting their families. There were great writers with a sense of the past, powerful political bosses with powerful allies, respected Pullman porters and longshoremen, doctors, lawyers, dentists, hotel owners and restaurateurs. Bronzeville was a place where great things were happening: Dr. Daniel Hale Williams performed the world's first successful open-heart surgery, Jesse Binga built America's first Black-owned and operated state bank, and Rube Foster founded the Negro Baseball League. It was a place where a Black kid could grow up to be anything he or she wanted to be-- even mayor...."
    From: 'KINGS'
    The True Story of Chicago's Policy Kings and Numbers Racketeers
    An Informal History by Nathan Thompson
    Published by The Bronzeville Press @
    POLICYKINGS.COM
     
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    big thankz i have to get a copy .....again thankz
     
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