Preserving the History of First Legacy Community Credit Union
First Legacy CCU got its start in 1941, as School Workers Federal Credit Union, through the organizing efforts of African-American school employees in Charlotte, NC. In the 2000’s First Legacy CCU merged with two other African-American community development credit unions (Rowan-Iredell Area Credit Union and Compact Credit Union), also formalizing a membership eligibility relationship with Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority, Inc. At the time of its merger with Self-Help CU, First Legacy Community CU held the distinction of being North Carolina’s largest minority credit union with approximately 8,000 members. Today, First Legacy operates as a division of Self-Help CU.
Self-Help has been using video to capture and preserve the remarkable histories of the many credit unions that have joined Self-Help CU over the years. Our growing library of video documentaries tell the stories of the founding, experience and impact of our cherished "legacy" credit unions. Please go to our legacy video archive to browse and view these important videos.
The history of First Legacy Community Credit Union is being captured on video right now, and will be an outstanding addition to the library of credit union history that Self-Help is building.