History of the Black Dollar (Paperback)
As a Global Market Research Analyst for Prudential, Rich led the first African American Financial Experience Study. She founded The Wealth Factory, a company focused on designing financial literacy edtech games. Since its founding, the company has launched its first game CreditStacker, which was named 'best in the country' by The White House, Department of Education, and JP Morgan Chase in 2016. Rich has received many accolades including HBCU 30 under 30, Hampton 40 under 40, and listed as one of Google's top Black Female Founders. Rich's story and work has been featured on Forbes, The Hill, NASDAQ, and Black Enterprise. In History of the Black Dollar, Rich reveals significant economic moments in history that have helped shape America- slavery, sharecropping, convict leasing, the Little Rock Nine, Black Wall Street, Civil Rights, The Great Recession, Black Lives Matter, and several other milestones. The book highlights important figures-some renowned, and some lesser known; that have made these Black, historical moments possible through their personal, diligent efforts. The History of the Black Dollar aims to help older generations remember, while enlightening younger generations on the progression of America; and how the support of Black Americans has directly correlated for over centuries-including present day rising Black entrepreneurs. Inspiring and uplifting, this book serves as a motivating force towards continual economic social justice. African Americans have always worked hard for their dollars but their dollars have not always worked for them. I am proud of the knowledge and awareness that Angel Rich seeks to bring to African Americans through her seminal History of the Black Dollar. By uplifting African American stories as they relate to money and wealth, she is enlightening and inspiring a new generation of economic social justice warriors to take the helm in the fight to build a truly inclusive economy. - Dr. Maya Rockeymoore, CEO, Center for Global Policy Solutions.