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Eugene Henry Webb

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Profession

Category:
BusinessMakers
Occupation(s):
Real Estate Broker

Favorites

Favorite Color:
Brown
Favorite Food:
Greens (Collard)
Favorite Time of Year:
Spring
Favorite Vacation Spot:
None
Favorite Quote:
None

Birthplace

Born:
11/24/1918
Birth Location:
Red Level, Alabama

Profession

Category:
BusinessMakers
Occupation(s):
Real Estate Broker

Favorites

Favorite Color:
Brown
Favorite Food:
Greens (Collard)
Favorite Time of Year:
Spring
Favorite Vacation Spot:
None
Favorite Quote:
None

Birthplace

Born:
11/24/1918
Birth Location:
Red Level
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Biography

Eugene Henry Webb was born in Red Level, Alabama on November 24, 1918. After graduating from Parker High School in Birmingham, Alabama, Webb later attended Columbia University in New York City, where he studied real estate appraisal. He also attended Pohs Institute and Miles College.

After high school, Webb worked as a dining car waiter on the Seabound Rail Road and the New York Coastal Railroad. In 1941, he joined the U.S. Navy, serving for two years during World War II. After his honorable discharge, Webb moved to Harlem, and began attending school. After attending Columbia University, he went to work in the real estate industry, and in 1968, opened his own brokerage, Webb & Brooker, Inc. Today, after almost forty years, Webb & Brooker is one of the most successful real estate management brokerage firms in Harlem.

Webb has been active in the Harlem community for decades, having been a part of the group that helped to found both Carver Federal Savings and Loan Bank and Freedom National Bank. He later served as chairman of the executive board of Freedom National Bank. He has been a member of the Real Estate Board of New York for twenty years, and a member of the Columbia Society of Real Estate Appraisers for almost four decades. He is also a former member of the board of trustees of Cambridge College and Stillman College, and has received honorary doctorates from Miles College and the New York Podiatric College of Medicine.

Webb has two children, and in 1999, married attorney Danna Wood Webb.

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  • Tape: 1 Story: 2 - Eugene Henry Webb lists his favorites
  • Tape: 1 Story: 3 - Eugene Henry Webb describes his mother's family background
  • Tape: 1 Story: 4 - Eugene Henry Webb talks about his father, Eddie Webb
  • Tape: 1 Story: 5 - Eugene Henry Webb remembers growing up in Ensley, Alabama
  • Tape: 1 Story: 6 - Eugene Henry Webb remembers the First Baptist Church of Ensley in Ensley, Alabama
  • Tape: 1 Story: 7 - Eugene Henry Webb recalls getting into trouble with the police
  • Tape: 1 Story: 8 - Eugene Henry Webb describes Council Elementary School in Birmingham, Alabama
  • Tape: 1 Story: 9 - Eugene Henry Webb describes his mother's parenting
  • Tape: 1 Story: 10 - Eugene Henry Webb describes his life as a young boy
  • Tape: 1 Story: 11 - Eugene Henry Webb talks about segregation in Ensley, Alabama
  • Tape: 1 Story: 12 - Eugene Henry Webb remembers working odd jobs as a boy
  • Tape: 2 Story: 1 - Eugene Henry Webb recalls his childhood aspirations
  • Tape: 2 Story: 2 - Eugene Henry Webb remembers working and attending Birmingham's A. H. Parker High School
  • Tape: 2 Story: 3 - Eugene Henry Webb describes the jobs he worked as a teenager
  • Tape: 2 Story: 4 - Eugene Henry Webb remembers looking for work in California
  • Tape: 2 Story: 5 - Eugene Henry Webb remembers working as a waiter on the railroad
  • Tape: 2 Story: 6 - Eugene Henry Webb recalls his time in the U.S. Navy
  • Tape: 2 Story: 7 - Eugene Henry Webb remembers joining the real estate business
  • Tape: 2 Story: 8 - Eugene Henry Webb describes his trajectory in the real estate business
  • Tape: 3 Story: 1 - Eugene Henry Webb remembers his mentors in business
  • Tape: 3 Story: 2 - Eugene Henry Webb remembers founding Webb & Brooker Inc.
  • Tape: 3 Story: 3 - Eugene Henry Webb remembers connections he made in the real estate business
  • Tape: 3 Story: 4 - Eugene Henry Webb predicts increasing gentrification of Harlem, New York
  • Tape: 3 Story: 5 - Eugene Henry Webb reflects upon changes in race relations
  • Tape: 3 Story: 6 - Eugene Henry Webb explains the economics of poor African American communities
  • Tape: 3 Story: 7 - Eugene Henry Webb describes his hopes and concerns for the African American community, pt. 1
  • Tape: 3 Story: 8 - Eugene Henry Webb describes his hopes and concerns for the African American community, pt. 2
  • Tape: 4 Story: 1 - Eugene Henry Webb explains why he kept Webb & Brooker, Inc. located in Harlem, New York
  • Tape: 4 Story: 2 - Eugene Henry Webb reflects upon challenges for black owned businesses
  • Tape: 4 Story: 3 - Eugene Henry Webb describes his hopes and concerns for American politics
  • Tape: 4 Story: 4 - Eugene Henry Webb talks about prioritizing his employees
  • Tape: 4 Story: 5 - Eugene Henry Webb reflects upon the importance of preserving history
  • Tape: 4 Story: 6 - Eugene Henry Webb describes his concerns for young people in Harlem
  • Tape: 4 Story: 7 - Eugene Henry Webb describes his commitment to communities in Harlem and Alabama
  • Tape: 4 Story: 8 - Eugene Henry Webb recalls giving free rent to the embassy of Chad
  • Tape: 4 Story: 9 - Eugene Henry Webb remembers encouraging Fannie Mae to advertise in black publications
  • Tape: 4 Story: 10 - Eugene Henry Webb reflects upon his life
  • Tape: 5 Story: 1 - Eugene Henry Webb remembers helping a young man pay for college
  • Tape: 5 Story: 2 - Eugene Henry Webb reflects upon his legacy
  • Tape: 5 Story: 3 - Eugene Henry Webb recalls his greatest moment
  • Tape: 5 Story: 4 - Eugene Henry Webb describes his family
  • Tape: 5 Story: 5 - Eugene Henry Webb describes how he would like to be remembered
  • Tape: 5 Story: 6 - Eugene Henry Webb offers advice to aspiring businessmen
  • Tape: 5 Story: 7 - Eugene Henry Webb remembers saving the TV show 'Like It Is' from cancellation
  • Tape: 5 Story: 8 - Eugene Henry Webb remembers HUD Secretary Robert C. Weaver
  • Tape: 5 Story: 9 - Eugene Henry Webb describes notable African Americans acquaintances
  • Tape: 5 Story: 10 - Eugene Henry Webb describes his office decor
  • Tape: 6 Story: 1 - Eugene Henry Webb narrates his photographs