The introduction begins with John Hervey Wheeler’s articulation of New South prosperity in the pages of the Tarheel Banker just as World War II came to an end. His appeal to southern white bankers outlines how and why he believed it was his responsibility as a black banker to see that the South would advance economically during the postwar period. The introduction contextualizes Wheeler’s entrée into black business and explains his journey to becoming one of the most prominent black business leaders in the United States between the 1950s and 1970s. The introduction fittingly highlights Wheeler’s motto, “The battle for freedom begins every morning,” which underscores how he used his social, political, legal, and economic expertise to fight for racial and economic justice for black people during the mid-twentieth-century South.
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