Immediately following the Civil War and signing the Emancipation Proclamation, Lincoln signed the Freedman Bureau's Act of 1865. The Freedman's Act, amongst other things, created the Freedman's Bank. The Freedman's Bank mission was to 'teach freed slaves about money.' And that was the 1865 version of financial literacy, which today I call the global language of money.
"If you don't understand the language of money, and you don't have a bank account, then you're just an economic slave."