New York: William K. Bell Publications, 1956. First Edition, First Printing. Octavo, 147 pages; VG; bound in publisher's orange wraps, black titling; mild fading to spine, mild wear; small indent to fore edge; Inscribed "For Dr. Lisle L. Carter, an old friend from across the years" by William Bell on the copyright page; shelved case 1.
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In this book, he questions why black consumers must enrich white corporations, rather that use their money for their own benefit: "Why should not 15 MILLION NEGROES become more conscious of their condition by developing their own market for the advancement of their pwn lives?" Bell had previously written "A Business Primer for Negroes" in 1948.;
Lisle Carter Sr. was one of the first African-American dentists in New York. He married Eunice Carter, one of New York's first female African-American lawyers, and one of the first prosecutors of color in the United States. She was active in the Pan-African Congress and in United Nations committees to advance the status of women in the world. She led a massive prostitution racketeering investigation, building the case and strategy that allowed New York District Attorney Thomas Dewey to successfully charge Mafioso kingpin Charles "Lucky" Luciano with compulsory prostitution. [wikipedia] Before studying law she spent a brief time as a social worker and wrote short stories, some of which appeared in journals alongside works by Langston Hughes and other writers of the Harlem Renaissance. Her mother, Addie Hunton, worked as vice president and field secretary of the National Association for the Advancement of Colored People (NAACP).;