Urban Land: LMU Professor Marne Campbell discusses Biddy Mason, who was born into slavery in the South and gained her freedom in California. She used her earnings from midwifery to buy property in downtown Los Angeles. “She carefully studied property market trends, and noted which properties were most desirable; and she ended up owning some of the city’s prime real estate,” wrote Campbell.
Source: Urban Land
Black History Month: Celebrating The History Of African Americans In Commercial Real Estate