“Binga: The Rise and Fall of Chicago’s First Black Banker”

Don Hayner will discuss his new book, “Binga: The Rise and Fall of Chicago’s First Black Banker,” on Thursday, March 5, at 6:30 p.m., at the Evergreen Park Library, 9400 S. Troy Ave. Jesse Binga was an ambitious man who rose from street peddler to millionaire real estate agent and banker in the Black Belt, which is now the Bronzeville neighborhood. Throughout his life, Binga fought against the color line that segregated the Black Belt from surrounding white neighborhoods. Books will be available for purchase and signing. Registration is requested. For more information, call (708) 422-8522 or visit evergreenparklibrary.org.