New PDF release: Building Atlanta: How I Broke Through Segregation to Launch

By Herman Russell,Bob Andelman,Andrew Young

Born right into a blue-collar relations within the Jim Crow South, Herman J. Russell outfitted a shoeshine company whilst he was once 12 years old—and used the gains to shop for a vacant lot the place he equipped a duplex whereas he used to be nonetheless a youngster. within the resulting 50 years, Russell has persevered to construct and improve companies, accumulating the most influential and ecocnomic minority-owned company conglomerates. In construction Atlanta, he stocks his inspiring lifestyles tale, revealing how he overcame racism, poverty, and a debilitating speech obstacle to turn into some of the most winning African American marketers, Atlanta civic leaders, and unsung heroes of the civil rights stream. not only a regular rags-to-riches tale, Russell completed his good fortune via concentration, making plans, and humility and he stocks his profitable suggestion all through. As a millionaire builder prior to the civil rights flow received impetus and a pal 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 offering the money that saved King’s dream alive. right here he offers an excellent, behind-the-scenes examine the position 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participants operating together—played in Atlanta’s peaceable development from the capital of the racially divided outdated South to the monetary middle of the recent South.

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