Topic: Black business

Historian's Research Earns National Historic Landmark Recognition from President Obama

Jan. 29, 2009

The site of New Philadelphia, Ill., a town founded in 1836 by slave-born African-American Frank McWorter, has been named a National Historic Landmark based on the research of Juliet E. K. Walker, professor of history at The University of Texas at Austin. Fewer than 2,500 historic places bear this distinction.

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