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Accent on Black History: Henderson builds business in Ruston

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Editor’s Note: This is the third in a series of features running in February in recognition of Black History Month.

Joe Henderson’s financial business was one of the first African-American businesses to open up in downtown Ruston.

Henderson first moved to Ruston in 1981 when the National Finance Company transferred him here from Jackson, Mississippi. The Yazoo, Mississippi, native said he was one of the first African-American employees hired by the company when legislation mandated that they stop discriminating based on race.

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