The Federal Reserve Bank of Kansas City has released an audio webinar based on its 2019 book, “Let Us Put Our Money Together: The Founding of America’s First Black Banks.”

The webinar, “Moving Through History,” is led by journalist and Federal Reserve historian Tim Todd, the book’s author. Todd presents a virtual guided tour through historical accounts of efforts to establish the first Black banks in the United States.

“There are significant lessons we can learn from history as we look at issues facing the financial system today,” Todd said. “Through other research, we found snippets of this history, and we felt there was a real need to share it and put a spotlight on this area.”

Go here to listen to the webinar, see a video from Todd, read a digital copy of the book or order a complimentary hard copy.