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December 16 2015

Congresswoman Sheila Jackson Lee Delivers Statement on Renaming of Treasury Annex to Freedman's Bank

Statement from Congresswoman Sheila Jackson Lee 

Regarding the Renaming of the Treasury Annex 

“The 18th Congressional District of Houston, Texas has a long historic Freedman’s legacy (see link below) and I am proud to see that the U.S. Treasury Annex will be renamed the Freedman’s Building. This is a historic decision by President Obama and his Administration and I support this monumental act to preserve American history. None of this would have been possible without the leadership and persistence of John Hope Bryant and Operation HOPE whose mission continues the objective of the historic Freedman’s Bank – to provide financial freedom and access to capital for everyone.” See more here