Bank president Major Richard R. Wright standing in front of the Citizens and Southern Bank, Philadelphia, PA

Title

Bank president Major Richard R. Wright standing in front of the Citizens and Southern Bank, Philadelphia, PA

Subject

Major R. R. Wright, Richard R. Wright, Major Richard R. Wright, Citizens and Southern Bank

Description

Major R. R. Wright, the founder of Citizens and Southern Bank, stands outside its doors. Wright created Citizens and Southern in response to the failings of other Black-owned banks. He kept his bank small, and it was one of the few to re-open after President Franklin Delano Roosevelt's bank moratorium.

Creator

John Mosley

Source

John Mosley Collection, Charles L. Blockson Afro American Collection, Temple University

Publisher

WCU, HIS 601/HON 451 Great Migration and Digital Storytelling, Spring 2016

Date

c. 1940

Contributor

Erica Knorr

Rights

Courtesy of Temple University Libraries

Format

JPG

Original Format

Photograph

Files

Citizens.jpg
Citizens and Southern.jpg


Citation

John Mosley, “Bank president Major Richard R. Wright standing in front of the Citizens and Southern Bank, Philadelphia, PA,” Goin' North, accessed December 9, 2022, https://goinnorth.org/items/show/902.