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Freedman’s Bank 150th Anniversary

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6 people sit on a panel in front of a projected screen that says Freedmans Bank 150th Anniversary Celebration

This panel discussion, held at the National Archives on March 3, 2015, features Operation HOPE Founder John Hope Bryant, Ambassador Andrew Young, ESSENCE Magazine Editor-In-Chief Vanessa DeLuca, and other dignitaries reflecting on the historical significance of the Freedman’s Savings Bank and its resonance with contemporary issues of poverty, income inequality, and race relations.