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Thomas Jeremiah, the richest Black man in America in 1775


If you have 11 minutes to spare, you might listen to the attached horrifying, but not surprising, story of Thomas Jeremiah, the wealthiest Black man in North America before the founding of the US.  I think of Thomas Jeremiah when we get news of government-sanctioned violence and court-approved vigilantism in the United States.

Kathryn Barrett-Gaines, Ph.D. is a professor of African American and African History at University of Maryland Eastern Shore in Princess Anne, Md.
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