1. Sometime I want you to tell me exactly what happened with the officers that made that bank fail. Was it Reid who was culpable?

    I am speaking without knowing the facts, but my impression is that Wilson was often within a hair of competing with Durham for the strength of its African-American community, but then some unfortunate event—like the bank failure, would cause things to come crashing down. It is such a shame. Wasn’t there an insurance company, also?

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    1. I don’t know any more than was reported. Whoever was culpable, Reid and Stanback alone did stints in the state pen. The community certainly seems to have experienced a prominence — from say 1890-1930 — that it has never quite matched since. The insurance company was Lincoln Benefit Society. It was a Vick creation, but I don’t know it’s fate.

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