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Atlanta Life Insurance Company

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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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Subjects:Atlanta Life Insurance Company | Insurance companies--Georgia--Atlanta | African American business enterprises--Georgia--Atlanta | Atlanta (Ga.) | Fulton County (Ga.)
Collection:New Georgia Encyclopedia
Institution:New Georgia Encyclopedia
Contributors:New Georgia Encyclopedia (Project) | Georgia Humanities Council | University of Georgia. Press | Merrill-Hall New Media | GALILEO (Georgia statewide project)
Online Publisher:[Athens, Ga.] : Georgia Humanities Council and the University of Georgia Press | 2003-04-01
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