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The Overton Hygienic Building that revolutionized Black businesses in the face of restrictions in 20th century

The Overton Hygienic Building that revolutionized Black businesses in the face of restrictions in 20th century

The Overton Hygienic Building is one of the most iconic centers that became a springboard for African- American businesses that were facing restrictions and fierce exploitation in the 20th century. The building played an instrumental role including acting as an incubator in nurturing entrepreneurs in Chicago’s African-American community, known as the Black Metropolis. According to…

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