Publisher description for In the Black : a history of African Americans on Wall Street / Gregory S. Bell.

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Counter Acclaim for In The Black "A compelling account of the pioneers who broke the color barrier on Wall Street and began a story that is still being written." --E. Stanley ONeal, President and COO, Merrill Lynch & Co., Inc. "In the Black is an inspiring yet fair account of how African Americans overcame the challenges of our society on Wall Street. It wonderfully depicts how these pioneers hurdled the obstacles of yesterday and positioned themselves for tomorrows challenges." --Bill Donaldson, cofounder, Donaldson, Lufkin & Jenrette "In the Black is highly valuable reading for anyone who wants to learn how African Americans overcame the obstacles of racism in the financial world. The book vividly illustrates all the pioneers who paved the way for future generations in the capital markets, and Gregory Bell does an outstanding job of chronicling their efforts." --David N. Dinkins, 106th Mayor, City of New York "As the CEO of the first black-owned company to be publicly traded on the New York Stock Exchange, I appreciate the difficulties and challenges that African Americans must face. In the Black does a remarkable job of chronicling the work of so many pioneers who have fought for change in the Wall Street arena." --Robert L. Johnson, CEO, BET Holdings "Gregory Bells In the Black is a mix of biography and business coupled together to illustrate a story of progress by African Americans in the world of high finance. Out of my own history of involvement in law, business, and politics, I find Mr. Bells book a fascinating account of how political, financial, and social power within the African-American community helped push forward our role on the largest stage in all of finance: Wall Street." --Percy E. Sutton, Chairman Emeritus, Inner City Broadcasting Corporation "In the Black is an enlightening story about profits, losses, and the triumph of the human spirit. Gregory Bell does a superb job of narrating the important history of African Americans who fought for their fair share of opportunity and prosperity on Wall Street." --Alexis M. Herman, U.S. Secretary of Labor, 1997-2001 "Gregory Bells book provides a great reference for everyone concerned with diversity on Wall Street today. In the Black effectively chronicles the progress weve made so far in our quest for a securities industry where the only color that matters is green." --Marc E. Lackritz, President, Securities Industry Association

Library of Congress subject headings for this publication: African American capitalists and financiers Biography, Securities industry United States History