Black History Month 2019 February 05, 2019 at 05:00 pm

African-American icons unfairly overlooked during Black History Month

Mildred Europa Taylor | Head of Content

Mildred Europa Taylor February 05, 2019 at 05:00 pm

February 05, 2019 at 05:00 pm | Black History Month 2019

Pic credit: New York Times

Philip A. Payton

Known as “the real estate magnate who turned Harlem into a black mecca,” Payton provided African Americans in New York City the opportunity to live in quality housing in the northern Manhattan community of Harlem. The real estate broker, property manager and owner first worked as a barber, handyman and as a porter at a real estate office. While working there, he got the idea of going into the real estate business on his own and would in the 20th century gain wide acclaim among black business owners.


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