Black America's top philanthropists

December 1997
Jet;12/29/97, Vol. 93 Issue 6, p61
Reports on the top black philanthropists in the United States. Bill and Camille Cosby; Oprah Winfrey; Michael Jordan; Oseola McCarty; Franklin Anderson and Susan Powell; WIllie Gary; Matel Dawson Jr.; Crispus Attucks Wright; Steve Smith; David Robinson; Figures; Causes supported by the philanthropists.


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