Selections From the Freedom Place Collection

We attended a reception on March 22, 2018, to celebrate and highlight the artwork of 5 distinguished artists, one of whom is still alive.

The reception showcased these five distinguished African-American artists from the Freedom Place Collection of Stuart Marshall Bloch and Ambassador Julia Chang Bloch. Works by renowned artists, Romare Bearden, Alma Thomas, Benny Andrews, Robert Freeman, and Richard Yarde are still on display at the bank.

The Freedom Place Collection was assembled, and is owned, by Washington residents Stuart Marshall Bloch, Founding Chairman of Congressional Bank, and Ambassador Julia Chang Bloch, president of the US-China Education Trust and United States Ambassador to Nepal, 1989-1993. The name of the collection refers to the Freedom Place stop along the Underground Railroad, once located near the Bloch’s former home. Mr. Bloch was a member of the Board of Trustees of the Black Student Fund for many years.

Congressional Bank continues to be an integral member of the community for over decade and a partner with the Black Student Fund. GABIDDC was there supporting their efforts. The exhibit was presented by Zenith Gallery and will be there for a little longer.

Where: 2101 “K “St. N.W., Washington DC selections- freedom-place-collection-artistic-collaboration-illustrious-artists/
Collection Information: Margery Goldberg, Tel: 202-783-2963,
Leroy Nesbitt Jr.
Executive Director
Black Student Fund
3636 16th St NW, 4th Floor
Washington, DC 20010