Natonal Urban League President Marc Morial: Appreciation to U.S. Treasury for the Renaming of the Freedman’s Bank Building

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December, 2015


“The Freedmen’s Bank served as an important part of the Reconstruction effort, as Lincoln’s vision included the need for newly freed slaves to learn about money. Today, as the Treasury Department renames the Treasury Annex Building the Freedmen’s Bank Building, we must acknowledge that money, banking and credit, and access to it on fair terms , are integral to today’s civil rights agenda.  The National Urban League, as the civil rights community’s economic empowerment champion, congratulates Treasury Secretary Lew on this important step.”    



Marc Morial, President, National Urban League


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