• William McDonald (1866-1950) was born in College Mound, Texas to a formerly enslaved father and a mother who had been a free woman. He is widely recognized as the first Black millionaire in Texas.
  • He established the Fraternal Bank and Trust and Fort Worth’s historic Grand Theatre, and he was also a well-known political leader and civil rights advocate.
  • Monuments in various locations throughout Ft. Worth celebrate his contributions to our community.