America’s Credit Union Museum celebrates “African American Voices in the Credit Union Movement”

MANCHESTER, NH (April 18, 2024) — America’s Credit Union Museum, in collaboration with the African American Credit Union Coalition (AACUC), is thrilled to announce the upcoming reception titled “African American Voices in the Credit Union Movement.” This event will occur on Saturday, July 20, 2024, at the historic America’s Credit Union Museum in Manchester, New Hampshire.

The reception aims to honor the invaluable contributions of African American leaders within the credit union industry. By highlighting their voices, experiences, and achievements, we celebrate diversity, inclusion, and the shared commitment to credit union values. The event is also a celebration of the Museum’s newest exhibit, an update to the 2002 installation.

“We are thrilled and deeply honored to have Rodney Hood, former Chairman and Board Member of the National Credit Union Administration (NCUA), as our distinguished keynote speaker,” said Stephanie G. Smith, Executive Director at the Museum. “His insights and leadership have significantly impacted the credit union movement, and we eagerly anticipate his address. This event is a testament to our industry’s rich heritage of African American voices, and we look forward to celebrating their contributions.”

In 2008, AACUC partnered with America’s Credit Union Museum to unveil an exhibit chronicling the credit union history of African Americans. This original exhibit has been a mainstay in the museum space for more than 15 years and has always been a visitor favorite.

In celebration of the 25th anniversary of the AACUC educational conferences, the museum will update the exhibit with new technology, a modern design, and an online digital feature. This update will offer visitors to the museum and across the world the opportunity to experience the history and stories of credit union pioneers and innovators as never before.

It is our goal to preserve and update the history and contributions of African Americans to the credit union movement by honoring their legacies and sharing the inspiring stories of past and current leaders across multiple platforms. America’s Credit Union Museum is asking for support to find this critical project. For those interested in partnering or sponsorship opportunities, click here.

Event Details:

  • Date: Saturday, July 20, 2024
  • Time: 12:00 p.m. EDT
  • Location: America’s Credit Union Museum, 420 Notre Dame Avenue, Manchester, NH

Round-Trip Transportation:

Thanks to the Worldwide Foundation for Credit Unions, attendees of the 2024 World Credit Union Conference in Boston, Massachusetts, have the exclusive opportunity for round-trip transportation to the museum. Space is limited, so early RSVPs are encouraged.


  • 11:00 a.m. – Museum doors open for guests
  • Noon – Opening remarks and Keynote Address by Mr. Rodney Hood
  • 1:00 p.m. – Lunch available

We hope you will join us in celebrating the rich heritage of African American voices in the credit union movement. To RSVP, visit

About America’s Credit Union Museum

Located in Manchester, New Hampshire, where America's first credit union opened in 1908, America's Credit  Union Museum is an exciting and dynamic organization that is no mere repository of documents and artifacts. In addition to celebrating the remarkable efforts of the people who built the credit union movement over the past 100+ years, it plays a leading role in documenting today's achievements while helping to prepare credit unions for upcoming challenges.


Mike Miller
Communications Manager at LSCU & Affiliates

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