10th Anniversary Edition
Policy Kings

The True Story of Chicago's Policy Kings
and Numbers Racketeers
An Informal History by
Nathan Thompson
Published by The BronzeVille Press®

Critically Acclaimed Bestseller!
KINGS chronicles the rise and fall of the Policy era, the obscured period in American history between Reconstruction and the modern Civil Rights era. It is the story of how Policy became the 'State Lottery'. Policy was the single biggest Black owned and operated business enterprise in the world, generating upwards of two hundred million dollars annually during the Depression, and controlled by a national brotherhood of African American men called Policy Kings. These men bankrolled the Negro Baseball League, banks, insurance companies, the career of boxing great Joe Louis, and untold medical and professional practices. They were also responsible for converting the Black vote from Republican to Democrat.

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