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Courtney Guyette

Courtney Guyette is a senior call center consultant at VSECU’s Contact Center. When Courtney is not working, she enjoys volunteering for the Waterbury Ambulance Service as she works towards becoming an EMT. She loves coming home to snuggle her pets and envision more home remodeling projects.

By: Courtney Guyette

February 25th, 2021

People and Movements in Black History that Improved Financial Access

Alternative Banking | Cooperatives | Learn Something New

Navigating our financial system can be difficult, but it has been that much harder for the Black community after the abolishment of slavery. Jim Crow laws made it nearly impossible to get a loan or even open a bank account. African Americans would need a white man to vouch for them to even be considered for a loan. When we step back and examine our financial system, do we truly understand how far we have come in making it more accessible? Do we know how it difficult was for those individuals who helped pave the way?

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