Jeremiah G. Hamilton, also known as Jerry Hamilton, was a Wall Street broker noted as “the only black millionaire in New York” about a decade before the American Civil War. Hamilton was a shrewd financial agent, amassing a fortune of $2 million ($43 million today) by the time of his death in 1875.
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This picture is of Texas Jeremiah J Hamilton, not the man in the program.
More black history kept away from us as a ppl!!!!
That's dope. 2 million a decade before the Civil War. Who knew? I wonder if he has descendants and how they are doing nowadays! Great stuff