The Wealth Gap in Context

Events throughout history that have shaped Black wealth 

1850

2020

1935

The Wealth Gap in Context

Events throughout history that have shaped Black wealth 

1935

2020

1850

The Wealth Gap in Context

Events throughout history that have hindered Black wealth 

 1850 

 1935 

 2020 

1863 - 1877

Reconstruction

"According to the study, the largest slaveholding families in the South took a huge hit after the Civil War—a 38 percent drop at the median and a 75 percent loss among the top wealthiest families between 1860, a peak year for slavery profits, and 1870. But by 1880, many of the sons of those families had already recovered that wealth. By 1900, the sons of the richest slaveholders had not only financially recovered but were wealthier than the sons of families who were just as wealthy before the Civil War, but from mostly non-slaveholding assets and activities."

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