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Conversation With Author Don Hayner, Jesse Binga: Chicago's First Black Banker

Feb 29, 1:00pm to 2:30pm

IIT Tower Auditorium, 10 W. 35th Street

Meet author Don Hayner and learn about Jesse Binga, the first black banker in Chicago whose bank was located on the current Illinois Tech campus. He rose to wealth and influence as a realtor, and in 1908 he founded the Binga Bank, the first black-owned bank in Chicago located at 10 W. 35th Street. Binga tells the story of racial change in one of the most segregated cities in America. Binga illuminates how an extraordinary Chicagoan embued a community isolated by racial animosity with hope. Books will be available for purchase at the reduced price of $20. Register here.