Citizens Trust Bank founder
@ New Georgia Encyclopedia
DescriptionPhotograph of Heman Perry (middle), a cofounder of Citizens Trust Bank in Atlanta, Georgia, discussing business with music publisher Harry Pace (left) and entrepreneur Alonzo Herndon (right) in 1921. The three men sit around a table and look downward.On August 16, 1921, Citizens Trust Bank opened on Auburn Avenue in Atlanta. Its founder, African American businessman Heman Perry, served as the first chairman of the board, and Henry C. Dugas was Citizens Trust's first president.