Garrett-Scott reclaims the stories of black women who—as bank founders and clerks, investors, aspiring home owners, loan seekers, and, yes, as those denied loans—asserted their own economic ethos. A compelling account of black women’s ideas about money, savings, lending, obligation, and economic well-being.

~Elsa Barkley Brown, University of Maryland

In the latest ABWH-TV episode, Dr. Tiffany Gill, Inaugural John and Patricia Cochran Scholar and Associate Professor of Africana Studies and History at the University of Delaware, interviews Dr. Shennette Garrett-Scott about her book Banking on Freedom: Black Women in U.S. Finance before the New Deal, winner of the 2019 ABWH Letitia Woods Brown Memorial Book Award and the 2020 Organization of American Historians Darlene Clark Hine Book Award.

In honor of this interview, Garrett-Scott is giving away a signed copy of her book. The winning name will be drawn on Friday, May 22. Enter by Thursday. May 21.

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