How The Georgia Supreme Court Made This Ex-slave The Wealthiest Negro In America

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In 1886, Ex-slave, Amanda Eubanks, was left millions in the will of her former master. In June of that year, the Georgia State Supreme Court sustained the will of the late David Dickson, making Amanda Eubanks the wealthiest Negro in America. Mr. Dickson, a former slaveholder, willed more than half a million dollars to Ms. Eubanks. White relatives of his had contested the will, on the grounds that it was illegal for a white man to leave property to his black illegitimate children.

Source: Today in History: Ex-Slave Left Millions in Will | 767 News


  • Knowledge Berakah August 3, 2019 - 10:04 am

    She never changed her last name to eubanks cause she wasnt legally married to her white cousin

  • Hilda M Saulsbury January 25, 2021 - 12:35 pm

    He probably was married to her mother and decided to keep it in “the family.”