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for his charitable contributions to black causes. He partnered
with Thomas Edison to popularize the use of electricity in
American life, became a billionaire, and lost his entire fortune
in the Great Depression. See the Baltimore Afro-American, Oc-
tober 15, 1932, and Forrest McDonald, Insull:The Rise and Fall
ofa Billionaire Utility Tycoon (Chicago: University of Chicago Press,
1962; reprint, NY: Beard Books, 2004). For an extended study of
black musicians in Paris, see William A. Shack, Harlem in Mont-
martre:A ParisJazz Story Between the Great Wars (Berkeley and Los
Angeles: University of California Press, 2001). Shack, using a list
from the Chicago Defender (January 1, 1934), names ninety-seven
prominent U.S. black jazz musicians living in Paris in 1934.
24 The Bonham Daily Favorite, March 29, 1928.
25Jones and Greenwood, "Crawford"
26"Work Record/Permit #3164," Vertical File, Fannin
County Historical Museum; Bonham,TX.; Le Figaro, October 7,
27"Business Card of Prince Kojo Tovalou Houenou,"
W.E.B. Dubois Papers, Special Collections and University Ar-
chives, University of Massachusetts Amherst, http://oubliette.
library.umass.edu/view/full/mums3l2-b051-i183. [Accessed 28
28Cheryl Mullenbach, Double Victory: How African American
Women Broke Race and Gender Barriers to Help Win World War II,
Chicago Review Press, n.p., eBook.
29lndianapolis Recorder, September 1, 1945.Jean Patou made
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a fortune designing dresses for rich American women. After the
U.S. stock market crash his business failed. He gathered up bold-
ly-patterned leftover dress fabrics, sewed them into men's neck-
ties, and "invented" the "designer" tie. He also developed "Joy"
perfume, currently the world's second-best selling essence after
"Chanel No. 5"
3"Reprinted in Robert A. Hill and Marcus Moziah Garvey,
The Marcus Garvey and Universal Negro Improvement Association Pa-
pers:AfricaforAfricans, 1923-1945 (U. California Press, 2006), 164.
31Baltimore Afro American,January 21, 1933.
32Hill and Garvey, Marcus Garvey Papers, 164.
34Indianapolis Recorder, September 8, 1945;Jones and Green-
35Charles Glass, Americans in Paris: Life & Death Under Nazi
Occupation (NY: Penguin Press, 2010), n.p., eBook.
36Glass, Americans in Paris.
37The Bonham Daily Favorite, Drawer 338.
38Certificate of Death, Roberta Dodd Crawford Vertical
39Jones and Greenwood, "Crawford."
40Ibid.; The Daily Bonham Favorite, Drawer 338.
41Goldthwaite, "Bonham Musicians"; The Daily Favorite,
42Certificate of Death, Roberta Dodd Crawford Vertical
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