The Hidden History of Policy
KINGS chronicles the rise and fall of The Policy Era, the obscured period in American history between Reconstruction and the modern Civil Rights era. It is the story of how Policy became the 'State Lottery'.
Policy was the single biggest Black owned and operated business enterprise in the world, generating upwards of two hundred million dollars annually during the Depression, and controlled by a national brotherhood of African American men called Policy Kings. These men bankrolled the Negro Baseball League, banks, insurance companies, the career of boxing great Joe Louis, and untold medical and professional practices. They were also responsible for converting the Black vote from Republican to Democrat.
The history of Policy, (the numbers), is a hidden history of Black America, a history our parents never told us, a history we were never taught in school. If you ask most older Black people (60+) about "policy", they will very likely regale you with stories of a time in U.S. history that may sound like a fairy-tale. Ask Quincy Jones, who is making a movie about the Policy Kings. The purpose of this group is to bring awareness of "The Policy Era" and to allow us to learn and share our family histories which our parents parents were terrorized and shamed from sharing with us. We challenge you to ask your Elders about "policy"; you'll be amazed at what you will learn. Then come back and become a new age Policy King or Queen.