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Jeremiah Hamilton: America’s First Black Millionaire
November 25, 2020 , 6:00pm – 7:00pm
Jeremiah Hamilton was a wheeler-dealer in an otherwise lily white business community. In the nineteenth century, he went toe-to-toe with the most powerful men in America, including Cornelius Vanderbilt, as he put together an unprecedented fortune—amassing nearly $2 Million by the time of his death (over $250 million today)!Live from Australia, Shane White, the world’s expert on Hamilton and author of the biography Prince of Darkness, will join Green-Wood Historian Jeff Richman, to talk about this man’s amazing life.
Shane White is a professorial fellow and professor of American history at the University of Sydney. His research and area of expertise is African-American history, particularly the lives and experiences of ordinary Black Americans. He has authored or co-authored five books including the award-winning Price of Darkness: The Untold Story of Jeremiah Hamilton.
This conversation is part of our series of virtual programs about the history of Green-Wood and its permanent residents, Zooming in on History.
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