17 Apr, 2024

From the Archives: Early Black-Owned Businesses in Plano

Black-owned businesses have always been vital to the economic success and prosperity of Plano. One of the first Black members of the Plano community was Andy Drake. After initially coming to Plano from Louisiana as an ox-driver, he was asked by Si Harrington, one of the founding families in Plano, to stay and work in 1864. After the Civil War, more Black people came to Plano but were […]

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