The little girl Sarah Rector was the first Black Girl millionaire and we have never learned about her in school. The fact that she owed her landed and was smart enough to keep it and not let anyone steal it or buy it from her is amazing.
Rector was already a millionaire by the time she had turned 18. She owned stocks and bonds, a boarding house, a bakery and restaurant in Muskogee, Oklahoma, as well as 2,000 acres of prime river bottomland. At that point, she left Tuskegee and, with her entire family, moved to Kansas City, Missouri. She purchased a house on 12th Street, that is still there and known as the Rector House. She soon married a local man, Kenneth Campbell. The couple had three sons before they divorced in 1930.
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