FLOR500, Garden 173 Abraham Lincoln Lewis, Businessman (1865–1947) Lewis founded the Afro-American Life Insurance Company in Jacksonville, and became Florida’s first African American millionaire. He also established American Beach, a vacation community for blacks during segregation. Lewis helped to found both the Negro Business League and the National Negro Insurance Association. He donated to black colleges such as Jacksonville's Edward Waters College and Bethune-Cookman College.
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Abraham Lincoln Lewis, Businessman

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Abraham Lincoln Lewis, Businessman

(1865–1947) 

Lewis founded the Afro-American Life Insurance Company in Jacksonville, and became Florida’s first African American millionaire. He also established American Beach, a vacation community for blacks during segregation. Lewis helped to found both the Negro Business League and the National Negro Insurance Association. He donated to black colleges such as Jacksonville's Edward Waters College and Bethune-Cookman College.





 




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