An original documentary series featuring short biographies on noteworthy African-Americans.

produced by
Frances Presley Rice
Bayer Mack

film studio:
Block Starz Music Television
4594 Chase Oaks Drive
Sarasota, FL 34241

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Reginald F. Lewis: First Black Billion Dollar Businessman

Reginald F. Lewis - America's First Black Billion Dollar Businessman

SYNOPSIS

Reginald F. Lewis (December 7, 1942 – January 19, 1993), was an American businessman. He was the richest African-American man in the 1980s. Born in Baltimore, Maryland, he grew up in a middle-class neighborhood. He won a football scholarship to Virginia State College, graduating with a degree in economics in 1965. He graduated from Harvard Law School in 1968 and was a member of Kappa Alpha Psi.

In 1992, Forbes listed Lewis among the 400 richest Americans, with a net worth estimated at $400 million. He also was the first African American to build a billion dollar company, Beatrice Foods.

CREDITS

produced by
Bayer Mack
Frances Presley Rice

written by
Frances Presley Rice

narrated by
William Bell

music by
Nick Jones

edited by
Bayer Mack

executive producers
Hal Croasmun
Sandi Craig

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