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Volume 1 Number 4


1. Why do you think John Hicks and Charles Franklin were successful businessmen in Erie when there were few Blacks here?

2 .Were you aware of these outstanding Black citizens?

3. List some ways that you can find out about Erie's early Blacks.

4. Compile a list of outstanding Blacks in Erie today. Share lists in class. Interview one of the people listed if still living.

5. Walk by some of the locations of Erie's early Black Businesses. What's there now? Explain what you believed may have happened that they no longer exist.