Birth: Jun. 24, 1949
Death: Oct. 11, 2002
Massaponax (Spotsylvania County)
Spotsylvania County, Virginia, USA
One of the victims of the DC Beltway Sniper, he was killed at a gas station near Fredericksburg, Virginia. He grew up in Detroit, Michigan; graduated from Hillsdale College in Michigan in 1971 and from the University of Pennsylvania’s Wharton School of Business in 1973. He worked as an executive in Scott Paper Company, but, to the surprise of many, left the corporation in 1980. He was the co-founder and president of MATAH Network, an organization formed in 1997 to encourage African Americans to support black-owned businesses. He was in Virginia on business. A resident of Germantown, a neighborhood of Philadelphia, he was a dedicated family man and was often found playing basketball with his wife and six children. (bio by: Thom Painter)
In this video, Bridges presents his MATAH Network and products at the 14th Annual Los Angeles Black Business Expo & Trade Show September 6-8, 2002. The presentation was featured on t.v. producer Prince Zaire’s weekly public access cable program “L.A. Inside Out” and was videotaped by fellow producer Larry Webb of VIDEOWEBB.