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Alonzo F. Herndon

Atlanta Life Insurance Company

1905 - 1927


1900 b. 1858
Born-Died1858 - 1927
BirthplaceGeorgia (GA)
RaceBlack or African American
FatherLaborer, Un-/Semi-skilled
Era - 1900

Herndon, a former slave, founded Atlanta Life Insurance Company. His company became the second largest African-American life insurance company in the nation. He was also the co-founder of the Niagara Movement, the forerunner of today’s NAACP.