• Posts Tagged ‘African-Americans’

    Desegregation’s freedom proved to be ruin for some black businesses

    by  • July 23, 2013 • All Stories, Business, People • 0 Comments

    By Andrew Barnwell July 23, 2013 Tom Simpkins is remembered by many older African-Americans in Aiken and Graniteville as one of the wealthiest men in Aiken, with a financial empire of area nightclubs and restaurants. As one of the few self-made African-American entrepreneurs in the area, Simpkins made his money and bought his land...

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