Richard Robert Wright Sr. at the Citizens' and Southern Banking Company

Title

Richard Robert Wright Sr. at the Citizens' and Southern Banking Company

Subject

Richard Robert Wright Sr.; Citizens' and Southern Banking Company; African-American businesses in Philadelphia

Description

Richard Robert Wright Sr. decided to open up his own bank in 1921 after moving to Philadelphia. At the time of creating The Citizen's & Southern Bank and Trust Company, it was the only African-American owned bank in the North and the first African American Trust Company.

Creator

John W. Mosley

Source

Ruth Wright Hayre Collection, Charles L. Blockson Afro-American Collection, Temple University Libraries

Publisher

WCU, HIS 601/HON 452 Great Migration and Digital Storytelling, Fall 2014

Date

c. 1940

Contributor

Olivier Loignon, Anastasia Amand

Rights

Courtesy of Temple University Libraries

Format

JPEG

Type

Still Image

Original Format

Photo

Files

Hayre, RW Collection_Citizens+Southern Bank+Trust [RR Wright, Sr]_005.jpg

Citation

John W. Mosley, “Richard Robert Wright Sr. at the Citizens' and Southern Banking Company,” Goin' North, accessed May 20, 2019, https://goinnorth.org/items/show/9.