img_3552🏦 Founder of the Nickle Savings Bank (Black Owned Bank ) Churchill Richmond VA Richard Fillmore Tancil (1859-1928) graduated from Howard University in 1882 with a degree in medicine, and began practicing at Freedman’s hospital in D.C. In 1896, after relocating to Richmond, Tancil founded the Nickel Savings Bank in Richmond’s Church Hill neighborhood. Tancil served as president of the Virginia Medical Association, director of the Memorial Burial Ground Association, and was involved in many other Richmond businesses and professional organizations and Civil/Human rights Activist, He Also Actively Supported The Boycott of Richmond’s Racist Virginia Passenger and Power Company and Its street cars,railways, Trolley πŸš‹ Systems during Jim Crow!

 

 

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