From civil rights justice to silver rights empowerment for all. Why the poor were never given "the memo" on free enterprise and capitalism in America, and all around the world. Why President Abraham Lincoln thought there was nothing more important in 1865, than to teach "the language of money," or financial literacy, to every freed slave in America.
Lincoln created the Freedman's Bank on March 3rd, 1865, to teach freed slaves about money, and then to give them the access to capital to grow both aspirations and opportunity (and to create their own jobs). All focused — on making America better.
John Hope Bryant is the Founder, Chairman and CEO of Operation HOPE and Bryant Group Companies, Inc. Magazine/CEO READ bestselling business author of LOVE LEADERSHIP: The New Way to Lead in a Fear-Based World (Jossey-Bass), and is the only 2010-2012 bestselling business author in America who is also African-American. His newest book, due out May, 2014, is HOW THE POOR CAN SAVE CAPITALISM, and will be published byBerrett Koehler Publishing. Bryant is a Member of the U.S. President's Advisory Council on Financial Capability for Young Americans.