A special thank you to TVOne's Roland Martin, US Congresswoman Sheila Jackson-Lee and countless others that joined civil rights icon Ambassador Andrew Young, Rev. Dr. Bernice A. King, CEO of the King Center and myself (the three co-chairs for Project 5117) at the U.S. National Archives on March 3rd, 2015.
March 3rd, 2015, marked the 150th Anniversary of President Abraham Lincoln's Freedman's Bank, created March 3rd, 1865, to teach freed slaves about money. That same work continues today, with the work of Project 5117 and the growing HOPE Inside network.
See the Freedman's Bank Photo Album on Flickr here.