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Black History Month: Phenomenal Stories of America’s First Black Millionaires with Author Shomari Wills

We wrap up Black History Month discussing “Black Fortunes: The Story of the First 6 African Americans Who Escaped Slavery and Became Millionaires” with author Shomari Wills. This is a great conversation full of insights and thoughts on the challenges these people faced and impacts they leave on our lives even until this day.


Episode 84 Timestamps:

  • Preview Of Interview [2:32]
  • Who Is Shomari Wills [4:10]
  • The Genius Of Uncle John Drew [8:58]
  • From Slave To Generational Hero – Meet Napoleon [11:20]
  • Mentoring Sherman Hensley & Patti Labelle!? [17:08]
  • The Process Of Creating A Book [20:25]
  • Book: Africa A Continent For The Taking By Howard French [21:17]
  • The Nuts & Bolts For People Who Want To Write A Book [24:47]
  • The Creation Of Black Wealth… A Revolutionary Act [28:32]
  • Meet The Slick, Cunning, & Straight Black Wig-Wearing Jeremiah Hamilton [32:41]
  • Mary Ellen Pleasant: Financier, Real Estate Mogul, Purveyor Of Gold Digging Needs [37:50]
  • O.W. Gurley And The Genesis Of Black Wall Street [41:53]
  • The Misconception Of Madam CJ Walker & Annie Malone [44:58]
  • Shomari Wills On Money Lessons Learned From The Stories Of The First Black Millionaires [51:39]
  • How To Leave A Legacy Without A Will [56:31]
  • What’s Next For “SHO”? [1:00:51]

Show Links & Mentions:

  • Show notes:
  • Book: Black Fortunes, The Story of the First 6 African Americans Who Escaped Slavery and Became Millionaires by Shomari Wills
  • Howard French taught Shomari everything he knows about book writing
  • Samuel Freedman who helped with proposal for Black Fortunes
  • Gloria Loomis: Literary Agent
  • Tracy Sherrod: Editorial Director
  • Book: Africa A Continent For The Taking By Howard French
  • Shomari “Sho” Wills on Twitter
  • Shomari “Sho” Wills on Instagram


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