TITLE

John Merrick (1859-1919)

PUB. DATE
January 2007
SOURCE
North Carolina African American History & Culture;2007, p46
SOURCE TYPE
Book
DOC. TYPE
Biography
ABSTRACT
The article presents a biography of African American businessman John Merrick. Merrick was born into slavery in Clinton, North Carolina just before the American Civil War in 1859. Following the emancipation, after the Civil War, Merrick opened his own barber shop in Durham in 1880. In 1898, he started up the North Carolina Mutual Life Insurance Co. Merrick employed as many black men and women as he could, giving his own community a chance to prosper.
ACCESSION #
26076003

 

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