Dr. Shennette Garrett-Scott at The Black History Museum

Join us for a panel discussion on the history of black women in finance at the Black History Museum and Cultural Center of Virginia.  The career of Richmond's legendary banker Maggie Walker will be featured heavily in the discussion.  

A portion of tonight's sales will be donated to the Museum.  

Tonight's feature guest is Dr. Shennette Garrett-Scott

Dr. Garrett-Scott is a historian of gender, race, and capitalism. Her first book Banking on Freedom: Black Women in U.S. Finance Before the New Deal (Columbia University Press, 2019) is the first full-length history of finance capitalism that centers black women and the banking institutions and networks they built from the eve of the Civil War to the Great Depression. Black women played essential roles in black communities’ efforts to use finance to carve out possibilities within U.S. capitalism and society. Financial institutions and practices represented a terrain upon which black women worked out familial and community strategies to achieve economic and social justice under the Jim Crow system of racial apartheid—even as those same institutions and practices constrained what constituted justice.

Event date: 

Tuesday, June 4, 2019 - 5:30pm

Event address: 

122 W Leigh St
Black History Museum and Cultural Center of Virginia
Richmond, VA 23220
Banking on Freedom: Black Women in U.S. Finance Before the New Deal (Columbia Studies in the History of U.S. Capitalism) Cover Image
ISBN: 9780231183918
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Published: Columbia University Press - May 7th, 2019