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Feb 13: Brooklyn Black History Maker, Ernesta G. Procope

More than fifty-five years ago, Ernesta G. Procope formed E.G. Bowman Company, Inc., in Bedford Stuyvesant to provide auto and homeowners insurance services to her underserved community. Thanks to her energetic entrepreneurship, the agency grew and prospered. But by the middle of the 1960s that growth was being hampered by insurance companies’ reluctance to write business […]