A Self-Made Millionaire

While the concept a self-made millionaire is already impressive by today’s standards, it is even more so for a Black man to have achieved during segregation.

E.W.F. Stirrup was a Black, self-made millionaire who resided in Coconut Grove in the first half of the 20th century.  Listen to Dr. Dorothy Fields share the impact Stirrup had on his community, creating homes that other Bahamian families could call their own.

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From Bahamas to the American Dream

Listen as Mrs. Carol Ann Davis Henely Bird and in the mid-late 1900s (not 1800s) proudly shares the story of her grandfather – E.W.F Stirrup Sr., a self-made Black millionaire and a pillar of the Black Grove community in the mid to late 1800s.

For more stories, visit our blog “Black Voices“.

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