Freedmen's Bureau Freedman's Bank

Freedmen's Bureau Freedman's Bank (HMGT3)

Location: Richmond, VA 23219
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Country: United States of America
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N 37° 32.387', W 77° 26.008'

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Slavery denied African Americans the education and skills required to exercise the freedoms won by the Civil War. To redress this, Congress created the Freedman Bureau and Freedman's Bank in March 1865. In Richmond, the Bureau and its Bank first operated out of two frame buildings here at 10th and Broad Streets, relocating several times before closing in 1872 and 1874 respectfully. The agencies reunited families, legalized marriages, and provided education, food, clothing, job placement, legal and other services to former slaves. The Bureau's and Bank's written records are among the earliest and most complete histories of African American heritage.
HM NumberHMGT3
Marker NumberSA 6
Year Placed2006
Placed ByDepartment of Historic Resources
Marker ConditionNo reports yet
Date Added Saturday, October 25th, 2014 at 2:33am PDT -07:00
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UTM (WGS84 Datum)18S E 285003 N 4157537
Decimal Degrees37.53978333, -77.43346667
Degrees and Decimal MinutesN 37° 32.387', W 77° 26.008'
Degrees, Minutes and Seconds37° 32' 23.22" N, 77° 26' 0.48" W
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Area Code(s)804
Closest Postal AddressAt or near 901-941 Capitol St, Richmond VA 23219, US
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