• RT @FedFRASER: Former @BostonFed president Cathy Minehan and @sffed president Janet Yellen first join the FOMC on August 16, 1994 #WomensHi…
    Boston Fed Mon 01 Mar 2021 15:45
  • History Saturdays are back! We bring you a billboard in Boston’s Financial District highlighting the yet-to-be site of Federal Reserve Plaza, where the Bank currently resides. Seems like just yesterday. #memories https://t.co/JkV5cfV4hn
    Boston Fed Sat 27 Feb 2021 15:18
  • “The memorial celebrates the honor, bravery, and sacrifice of the 54th Regiment and serves as a reminder of how many Black Americans have given their lives in the name of ‘Liberty and Justice for All,’ even when they were not granted liberty or justice themselves,” Wilson said. https://t.co/6t04BxQosO
    Boston Fed Fri 26 Feb 2021 21:07
  • “According to the @BOAFNPS, the 54th Regiment, the first all-Black regiment in the Northeast, inspired more than 180,000 Black men to enlist during the Civil War. The regiment fought at the assault on Fort Wagner, James Island, the Battle of Olustee, and Honey Hill.”
    Boston Fed Fri 26 Feb 2021 21:07
  • To wrap up the #BlackHistoryMonth celebration, Kisha Wilson, paralegal, highlights the Robert Gould Shaw and the 54th Regiment Memorial: “It is often overlooked that Black Americans have served in every major American conflict, including the Civil War.” https://t.co/hB33QM6Xsz
    Boston Fed Fri 26 Feb 2021 20:47
  • RT @BostonGlobe: The Great Divide: Massachusetts and other New England states should create more affordable housing in well-to-do suburbs i…
    Boston Fed Wed 24 Feb 2021 15:55
  • Trotter became a newspaper editor and a Boston-based civil rights activist. In 1901, he founded the Boston Guardian, an independent African American newspaper that he used to speak out against injustice. He helped found the @NAACP and the Niagara Movement.
    Boston Fed Tue 23 Feb 2021 22:24
  • Trotter was raised in Boston’s Hyde Park. After graduating valedictorian from an all-white high school, he earned a degree from Harvard and was the first man of color to receive Phi Beta Kappa honors.
    Boston Fed Tue 23 Feb 2021 22:24
  • “Trotter, someone I had never heard of until I read his story, spent his life fighting for racial equality. Today, the fight for racial justice is still a matter of importance for our nation. I am inspired by his passion for change and the lengths he went to make it happen.”
    Boston Fed Tue 23 Feb 2021 22:09
  • To celebrate #BlackHistoryMonth, members of the Bank’s neXus employee resource group are highlighting prominent Black leaders and local monuments. Today, Sonia Pierre, administrative services analyst, highlights William Monroe Trotter. https://t.co/1QGIkYWWKe
    Boston Fed Tue 23 Feb 2021 22:09
  • "It was incredible for the Bank and the Office of Diversity, Equity & Inclusion to host this historic statue and highlight the importance of Douglass’s life and work,” Hills said. “This is a memory I will never forget." https://t.co/FTxpUEUy4z
    Boston Fed Fri 19 Feb 2021 17:45
  • In 2015, the statue pictured below, Frederick Douglass in Ireland: “The Black O’Connell,” made a stop at the Boston Fed on its U.S. tour. The statue, created by acclaimed Anglo-Irish artist Andrew Edwards, is the first Irish monument to honor an African American.
    Boston Fed Fri 19 Feb 2021 17:45
  • After escaping slavery in 1838, Douglass settled in Massachusetts and became an author, speaker, statesman, and abolitionist who used his words and influence to denounce slavery and promote equal rights for all. He toured Ireland and Great Britain to give anti-slavery lectures.
    Boston Fed Fri 19 Feb 2021 17:45
  • To celebrate #BlackHistoryMonth, members of the Bank’s neXus employee resource group are highlighting prominent Black leaders and local monuments. Today, Nathalie Hills, administrative services analyst, highlights abolitionist Frederick Douglass. https://t.co/Gu19AK0CJF
    Boston Fed Fri 19 Feb 2021 17:40
  • Finding ways to raise “job quality” can be a win for workers and employers seeking to attract and retain talent. #Rosengren says we also need to do more to help parents remain in or return to the workforce, including supporting affordable quality early #childcare and education. https://t.co/UM8HLCasI3
    Boston Fed Fri 19 Feb 2021 15:50
  • #Rosengren: As the recovery continues, it isn’t enough for policymakers to focus on the macroeconomic response. The pandemic has shown the importance of finding ways to make work and life better for low-income workers, so the benefits of the eventual recovery are widely shared.
    Boston Fed Fri 19 Feb 2021 15:50
  • Younger workers and women have also been disproportionately impacted. #Rosengren notes the jobless rate for younger workers is roughly double older workers. And the #laborforce participation rate for women has fallen more sharply, with the differential more pronounced by age. https://t.co/1D19r7frlT
    Boston Fed Fri 19 Feb 2021 15:35
  • #Rosengren: The pandemic has had divergent impacts on different industries and workers, as sectors that rely on social interaction have been hit hardest. Many working in these sectors receive relatively low wages, and are Black or Hispanic. https://t.co/U2vG5AN5wl
    Boston Fed Fri 19 Feb 2021 15:25
  • RT @ConcordC: Are you ready?! Leaders from @USCBO, @BostonFed, @BrookingsInst discuss how fiscal, monetary, and economic trends could affec…
    Boston Fed Wed 17 Feb 2021 13:43
  • Her legacy includes the Elma Lewis Playhouse near Franklin Park. This summer theater hosted productions from 1966-78 and featured many famous people, including Duke Ellington and Arthur Fiedler. The playhouse was revitalized by @FranklinParkBos and continues to host performances.
    Boston Fed Tue 16 Feb 2021 13:57
  • Lewis expanded her business by founding the National Center of Afro-American Artists. The NCAAA produced several dance and music companies that performed in Boston, the Caribbean, Africa, South Africa, and Europe.
    Boston Fed Tue 16 Feb 2021 13:52
  • In 1950, Lewis founded The Elma Lewis School of Fine Arts in the Roxbury neighborhood of Boston where she taught visual and performing arts to African American children in Roxbury, Dorchester, and Greater Boston, many of whom performed in Broadway musicals.
    Boston Fed Tue 16 Feb 2021 13:47
  • RT @ClevelandFed: @BostonFed #FedValentines #ValentinesDay2021 https://t.co/ZXNeMaoDqX
    Boston Fed Tue 16 Feb 2021 13:37
  • “I was born and raised in Boston, and I have always known about Elma Lewis and the Elma Lewis School of Fine Arts, which was a staple in the Boston community. I also know several people that were her former students, some who continue to perform in ‘Black Nativity’ each year.”
    Boston Fed Tue 16 Feb 2021 13:27
  • @ClevelandFed You have a monopsony over our heart!
    Boston Fed Sun 14 Feb 2021 18:21
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