Black Events : Policy Days Documentary Preview in Chicago

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    KINGS The True Story of Chicago's Policy Kings and Numbers Racketeers Author Nathan Thompson will appear in Chicago Sunday July 2nd, 2006 2-4PM at Woodson Regional Library 95th and Halsted
    Join Us for a Preview of the Documentary Film Based on KINGS And Discussion About The Days of Black America’s Independence (Book Signing Follows) FREE TO THE PUBLIC / FREE PARKING / AIR CONDITIONED
    KINGS chronicles the rise and fall of the Policy era, the obscured period in American history between Reconstruction and the modern Civil Rights era. It is the story of how Policy became the 'State Lottery'. Policy was the single biggest Black owned and operated business enterprise in the world, generating upwards of two hundred million dollars annually during the Depression, and controlled by a national brotherhood of African American men called Policy Kings. These men bankrolled the Negro Baseball League, banks, insurance companies, the career of boxing great Joe Louis, and untold medical and professional practices. They were also responsible for converting the Black vote from Republican to Democrat.
    Sunday, July 2nd 2-4 PM at Woodson Regional Library 95th & Halsted

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