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AUTHOR BRINGS DREAM TO LIFE WITH DEBUT RELEASE, BRONZEVILLE'S BOOTSTRAPS

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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
May 12, 2009

CONTACT:
Wallace Hall
719-375-0614


AUTHOR BRINGS DREAM TO LIFE WITH DEBUT RELEASE, BRONZEVILLE'S BOOTSTRAPS

-- Former journalist and advertising industry pioneer, Wallace Hall celebrates the release of his debut novel at the age of 75; he's still the ultimate Bootstrapper. --


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Author - Wallace Hall

Colorado Springs, CO (BlackNews.com) - This month, after years of research and writing, Wallace Hall celebrates the launch of his debut novel, Bronzeville's Bootstraps. A provocative, informative and entertaining read. Hall's new book reveals the untold story of African-American entrepreneurs in 20th century Chicago. Spanning two decades, the book thoughtfully depicts life as it was in one of our nation's most affluent African-American communities, illustrating how it reached that pinnacle, prior to, during, and following The Civil Rights Movement.

Labeled as the Waiting to Exhale for entrepreneurs, Bronzeville's Bootstraps tells for the first time how African Americans risked everything to achieve economic independence. They did so while attempting to start and manage successful businesses, from the early 20th Century until the seventies, when laws and "gentlemen's agreements" finally loosened the strangle-hold. Although fictional, the story recounts actual conditions at banks which prohibited Negroes from having checking or saving accounts, or securing commercial loans.

"The book salutes the enterprising African-Americans who made a way when there was no way and grew our communities," said Wallace Hall, "I'm excited about sharing this story with younger entrepreneurs. It's important to remember those inspirational pioneers who paved our path to economic solvency. This novel has many business and life lessons that are applicable today."

In Bronzeville's Bootstraps Wallace delivers a riveting account of a topic that's near and dear to his heart. This story launches the protagonist, Jerome Gerard's business career, when he tricks his boss into co-signing, and cons/convinces the banker into giving him a huge loan by 1954's standards.

For a free copy of the 1st chapter, visit the website, www.bronzevillebootstraps.com. For a personalized, autographed copy, call 719-375-0614.


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