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Benjamin Franklin Store

Address:
444 E 47th St
Chicago, IL 60653, US

Category: Community

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With boxer Joe Louis and dancer Bill (Bojangles) Robinson in attendance, the Jones Brothers' opened their discount store to a crowd of thousands in 1937. Widely known as policy kings, the Jones Brothers represented how legitimate and illegal business ventures blended together in Bronzeville where lucrative employment opportunities were limited.