The Rise and Fall of Chicago's First Black Banker

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Binga is the definitive full-length biography of Jesse Binga, the first black banker in Chicago. Born into a large family in Detroit, Binga arrived in Chicago in 1892 in his late twenties with...

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DON HAYNER is the retired editor-in-chief of the Chicago Sun-Times. During his tenure as managing editor and editor, the Sun-Times was awarded multiple national and local awards for investigative...

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"There is arguably no better icon of Chicago history that deserves such a dramatic and gripping treatment than Jesse Binga." —Davarian L. Baldwin, author of Chicago's New Negroes: Modernity, the...

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