Transcripts of full meetings of the council.

-- by 3 million in start-up capital through shares sold to the black community. Ms. Chappell is the first African American woman in the United States to start a commercial bank from scratch. Under her leadership, the United Bank of Philadelphia grew in eight years to assets more than 140 million with eight branches, 24 automated teller machines and 100 employees. Prior to starting United Bank, Ms. Chappell was tapped by Reverend Jesse Jackson to become treasurer of his presidential campaign in 1984. She was also instrumental in helping to found Operation PUSH, a non-profit organization dedicated to achieving financial equality for minorities; and

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