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“Power to the People” Cleveland Fed Exhibit Explores Regulatory Reform, Features Freedom Riders Portraits

Special Exhibit Opens March 26, Features Freedom Riders’ Portraits

Regulatory reform in our financial system is currently the focus of much public debate. Over the years, public activism has helped to shape many of the rules that we live by—from trust-busting in the Progressive Era to desegregating public transportation to enforcing truth in lending. The Federal Reserve Bank of Cleveland is presenting a special exhibit that explores how the public contributes to regulatory reform.

Who: Federal Reserve Bank of Cleveland’s Learning Center and Money Museum

Featuring Freedom Riders’ portraits from Breach of Peace by Eric Etheridge

When: March 26 – August 13, 2009

Where: Federal Reserve Bank of Cleveland, 1455 East Sixth Street, Cleveland

The exhibit is free and open to the public Monday through Thursday, 10 a.m. to 2 p.m.

The Bank’s Learning Center and Money Museum is your source for all things money. For online activities, games, and educational resources, visit the Learning Center and Money Museum. Or plan an in-person visit to explore 30 interactive exhibits and displays that focus on what gives money value. Admission is free. The facility is open year-round, Monday through Thursday, 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. (closed holidays).

Federal Reserve Bank of Cleveland

The Federal Reserve Bank of Cleveland is one of 12 regional Reserve Banks that along with the Board of Governors in Washington DC comprise the Federal Reserve System. Part of the US central bank, the Cleveland Fed participates in the formulation of our nation’s monetary policy, supervises banking organizations, provides payment and other services to financial institutions and to the US Treasury, and performs many activities that support Federal Reserve operations System-wide. In addition, the Bank supports the well-being of communities across the Fourth Federal Reserve District through a wide array of research, outreach, and educational activities.

The Cleveland Fed, with branches in Cincinnati and Pittsburgh, serves an area that comprises Ohio, western Pennsylvania, eastern Kentucky, and the northern panhandle of West Virginia.

Media contact

Doug Campbell,, 513.218.1892