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Baltimore History Evenings | The Freedman’s Bank in Baltimore: From Model Branch to Collapsed Dreams

January 17 @ 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm

Speaker: Patrick Whangan independent scholar working on post-Civil War Baltimore.

The Baltimore branch of the Freedman’s Bank was one of the larger and more successful branches of a national bank created to benefit free blacks and newly freed slaves after the Civil War. The branch opened on May 3, 1866 with a Board comprised of some of the top leaders of Baltimore’s black society. Less than eight years later, the national bank collapsed, and along with its demise went the hard-earned dreams of thousands of depositors.

Talks begin at 7:00pm this year. **NEW TIME**

Learn more about the Baltimore History Evenings program.


January 17
7:00 pm - 8:30 pm


Village Learning Place Library
2521 Saint Paul St
Baltimore, Maryland 21218