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Surname1 Student’s name: Instructor: Course name: Date: James Wormley James Wormley was a pioneering black nineteenth-century business person and owner of the Wormley Hotel, the first capital integrated hotel. He was born on January 16, 1819 in Washington D.C, to Pere Leigh and Mary Wormley. He was renowned for his lobbying efforts to secure resources for the first Washington D.C public schools for black people. Working in his family’s business helped him acquire skills and an obligation for the efforts involved in business management that he put to appropriate use in the post-Civil War Washington. He was rumored to be at the bedside of Abraham Lincoln when he died (Wormley, Schumacher and Macarthur- Stanham 67). Even though he was a well-known person, he made long-lasting contributions to securing the civil rights of black Washington citizens. Living in a two-room building, he operated his family’s business and at a young age, he began to drive his hack. He gained the confidence of his patrons that allowed him monopolize the trade of the two leading hotels by that time. His values and skills earned him trust among his patrons most of them who were wealthy and influential residents of Washington that later become his lifelong benefactors. Gelderman says that he was an entrepreneur at an early age, therefore, being able to provide employment to the people (56). Some of these workers were black people because he advocated for the rights of the black population.

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