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Freedman's Bank 150th Anniversary Celebration

Mar 03 2015 4:00 PM - 7:00 PM

Operation HOPE Forums and the Afro-American History Society of the National Archives (AAHS) invite you to celebrate a forgotten and invaluable part of America’s history - the 150th anniversary of the creation of the Freedman’s Bank.

The event at the National Archives will begin a year long, nationwide tour to complete the bank’s unfinished mission of helping everyone prosper in the free enterprise system. Established on March 3, 1865 by President Lincoln, the bank was a landmark institution designed to teach former slaves about money.