Matthew Bryant, Sr & Rebecca Hadley Bryant were born in the post-slavery era. They were trailblazers during the challenging time of segregation. The Bryant’s believed in ownership and education. They were pioneers in establishing Negro businesses within the community of Leon County, Frenchtown, Smokey Hollow and Bond Community. Bryant’s Bail Bondman’s and Bryant Grocery Store served the community needs of people of color. This couple continued to build on their wealth through property ownership and some of these properties continue to remain in the family. They left a legacy and template for the next generations to follow to achieve successful entrepreneurship.