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Charles Ealy's Interview

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Charles Ealy Born in Mariana, Florida, Charles Ealy (1895-1990) lived and worked in Jacksonville before moving to Philadelphia to take a position with Citizens and Southern Bank. In his 1985 interview, Ealy talks about the African American banking industry and businesses in Philadelphia, his relationship with Major R.R. Wright Sr. (1855-1947) the bank's founder and president, the fall of Brown & Stevens Bank, the impact of the Great Depression on the banking industry, and the relationships he had with his depositors.