by Suzanne E. Smith
Businessman A. G. Gaston played a key role in the civil rights movement in Birmingham, Ala. He died in 1996 at the age of 103.
Courtesy of Birmingham Public Library
December 21, 2010 Arthur George Gaston overcame his humble beginnings to become a multimillionaire in the funeral home business and a huge financial backer of the civil rights movement. Biographer Suzanne Smith explains Gaston's lasting legacy on black entrepreneurship in America.
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