A Boston native, Ric Murphy is a genealogical researcher, educator, historian, and author of several books and historical publications including “Arrival of the First Africans in Virginia.” His family lineage dates to the earliest colonial periods of Plymouth, Massachusetts, and Jamestown, Virginia. His is also Vice President of History with the African American Historical and Genealogical Society. We will explore the upcoming The Afro-American Historical and Genealogical Society conference that will be virtual this year.
Arlo Washington, had been a barber for about 10 years when he founded a financial literacy non-profit in 2008. Today the non-profit, PEOPLE Trust, is the only Black-controlled financial institution based in Arkansas. Washington will reveal how the community development financial institution laws allowed him to create PEOPLE Trust that serves the needs of people that traditional banks shun, but who need capital without getting into debt traps.