Christine Root testifying about Riggs National Bank's lending practices

Christine Root testifying about Riggs National Bank's lending practices

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November 12, 1980, Washington, DC, United States
Type: Photograph
Coverage in Africa: South Africa
Coverage outside Africa: United States
Language: English
Christine Root testified on behalf of the D.C. Bank Campaign at a hearing before the Comptroller of the Currency about Riggs' failure to meet the lending needs of people in low- and moderate-income neighborhoods in its "service area," as required by the Community Reinvestment Act (CRA). A dozen community groups also testified about Riggs' mortgage lending, hiring, and other services as well as its lending to South Africa and Chile, and 100 community members attended the hearing.
Photo courtesy of Edgar Lockwood.
Collection: Private collection of Edgar Lockwood