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Major R. R. Wright, the founder of Citizens and Southern Bank, stands outside its doors. Wright created Citizens and Southern in response to the failings of other Black-owned banks. He kept his bank small, and it was one of the few to re-open after…

This is an advertisement for the real estate brokerage business that was part of the Citizens and Southern Banking and Trust Company founded by R.R. Wright Jr. It lists homes for sale and places up for rent through the company.

This is a newspaper clipping about how Citizens and Southern Bank and Trust Company has helped businesses in Philadelphia. The article rallies for a collective effort in helping businesses succeed and urges readers to open accounts with the bank.

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A newspaper ad in The Philadelphia Tribune advertising The Citizens' and Southern Banking Company. Also shows photographs of bank members and services of the bank.

The Citizens' and Southern Banking Company offers "Security! Service! Conservatism! Courtesy!" and is "the backbone of a great institution." This large advertisement for the bank tells the story of R.R. Wright Jr.'s migration North to Philadelphia…

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Board members of the Citizens & Southern Bank, including James Irvin, Major R. R. Wright Sr, Harriet Lemon, W.C Williamson, D.H Sims, Emanuel C. Wright, Walter C. Beckett, William Newman, and R.R Wright Jr.

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A photo of officers from Citizens' and Southern Bank and Trust Company, created and led by R.R. Wright, Jr. Wright moved to Philadelphia in 1921 and opened Citizens and Southern in September of 1920 at 1849 South Street, Philadelphia, Pa. By 1922,…
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