Staff Picks: The Freedman’s Savings and Trust Company

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Learn about the short-lived first major bank for African Americans and its records that provide a unique record of their lives just after the Civil War. Read more

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Staff Picks: The “Division of Negro Economics,” 1918-1921

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Learn about the history of a trailblazing WWI-era office of the department of labor and its researchers of African American economics. Read more

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Staff Picks: The Statements and Speeches of Andrew F. Brimmer

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Andrew F. Brimmer became the first African-American to sit on the Federal Reserve Board of Governors in 1966. He not only contributed to monetary policy but also used his status to bring attention to economic issues facing African Americans. Read more

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Staff Picks: BLS African American Labor Series

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This feature highlights the early work and studies on African American labor done by the Bureau of Labor from 1897 to 1907. Read more

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