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|Creator:||Henderson, Alexa Benson|
|Title:||Atlanta Life Insurance Company|
|Date:||2003 Apr. 1|
Encyclopedia article about the Atlanta Life Insurance Company, which has been in existence since 1905 and has its headquarters on Atlanta's historic Sweet Auburn Avenue. Founded by Alonzo Herndon, a prosperous black barber and entrepreneur who rose from enslavement to become, by 1927, the wealthiest African American in Atlanta, Atlanta Life is the leading African American stock-owned insurance company in the nation. As one of the strongest black financial institutions to emerge in the early twentieth century, Atlanta Life is a premier example of the quest of African Americans to gain an economic foothold.
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|Types:||Articles | Text|
|Subjects:||Atlanta Life Insurance Company | Insurance companies--Georgia--Atlanta | African American business enterprises--Georgia--Atlanta | United States, Georgia, Fulton County, Atlanta, 33.7489954, -84.3879824|
|Collection:||New Georgia Encyclopedia|
|Institution:||New Georgia Encyclopedia|
|Contributors:||New Georgia Encyclopedia (Project)|
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