The Freedman’s Bank: A Story of Faith, Family and Finance

They put their faith in the country that freed them. They put their trust in the programs created to help find their families, build communities—and save for their future. The bank failed. The legacy lives on. Discover the true story of what happened after the Civil War ended… And then they were free

The Freedman’s Bank: An American Story of Faith, Family and Finance is an exhibit exploring the history of the Freedman’s Bank of the United States and how it impacts our families, communities, and financial systems to this day. Learn more about the bank and its legacy.

A traveling version of this exhibit is available for loan for free. Contact us to inquire about borrowing this exhibit.

There is no fee to borrow the exhibit. However, borrowing organizations must pay for shipping and insure the shipment.

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