Today in Black History: October 20, 1898 “North Carolina Mutual Life Insurance Company was Founded”

On today in 1898, John Merrick founded the North Carolina Mutual Life, insurance company. Merrick served as the first president of the company. The insurance company’s goal was, “Relieve distress amongst poverty-stricken segment of Durham, North Carolina’s, Negro population.

To learn more about John Merrick, click here.

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