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This image shows the Philadelphia Independent office on 1708 Lombard Street, Philadelphia. The Philadelphia Independent was a Black newspaper that acted as a tabloid for African-American Philadelphians. Founded and owned by Forrest White Woodard, it…

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After moving to Philadelphia from the south in 1898, Forrest White Woodard moved from Virginia to Philadelphia in 1898. A professional gambler he was believed to be the wealthiest Black man in Philadelphia by the early 1930s.
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