Alvin Hall - Financial Educator & Author, TV & Radio Journalist. Photo by Jim Franco

Alvin Hall

Internationally renowned financial educator, television and radio broadcaster, prolific author, and regular contributor to magazines, newspapers, and websites.

Internationally renowned financial educator, television and radio broadcaster, prolific author, and regular contributor to magazines, newspapers, and websites.


Art & Culture
Alvin Hall - My Week

NY Times Style Magazine: This Modest New York Apartment Holds One of the Best Art Collections in Town

June 14, 2021

Art & Culture

"Driving the Green Book" gets Ambie Award!

Alvin Hall - My Week
Art & Culture

Alvin Hall's Curatorial Debut

Alvin Hall - Subliminal Horizons

Subliminal Horizons, on exhibit in New York City: July 1 – August 14, 2021; Germantown: July 2 – August 15, 2021
A survey of Black, indigenous, brown, and Asian artists living and working in the Hudson Valley in New York.

Art & Culture

BBC Radio 4: The Tulsa Tragedy that Shamed America

Alvin Hall - The Tulsa Tragedy that Shamed America

May 29, 2021
Alvin Hall tells the story of the 1921 Tulsa Race Massacre, one of the worst episodes of racial violence in US history.

Profile

My Week – Alvin Hall

Alvin Hall - My Week

June 3, 2021
Escaping the city to rejuvenate with art and green views

Personal Finance

Good Housekeeping interview—Financially Fabulous

Alvin Hall - interview

May, 2021
‘Cash in the bank protects you and saving money saves you’

Art & Culture

Podcast: Driving the Green Book

Alvin Hall podcast

In the summer of 2019, Alvin Hall and activist Janée Woods Weber hit the road for a trip from Detroit to New Orleans. The route they drove was based on information from the historic travel guide, The Negro Motorist Green Book. They interviewed people who shared powerful stories and memories of that time that became the center of the ten-episode, Driving the Green Book podcast.

Art & Culture

'Green Book' inspires new generation of Black travel guides, podcasts

Alvin Hall news

USA Today includes "Driving the Green Book" in this article.

Another USA Today article "A look inside the Green Book" includes detailed maps.

Art & Culture

Driving While Black: Race, Space and Mobility in America

Alvin Hall podcast

Discover how the advent of the automobile brought new mobility and freedom for African Americans but also exposed them to discrimination and deadly violence, and how that history resonates today. Alvin Hall appears in this important documentary.
Premiered 13 October 2020

Art & Culture

Podcast: Power, Lust and Glory: The Story of Gold

Alvin Hall podcast

Alvin Hall explores why we are so obsessed with this particular metal, and what it represents around the world – in terms of wealth and symbolism – both historically and now.

Art & Culture

Selected for "Black Experiences: February 2021"

Alvin Hall

"Driving the Greenbook" podcast selected for Black History Month playlist.

Art & Culture

Podcast: Guest appearance on VOICES ON ART

Alvin Hall

The VAN HORN Gallery Podcast, 1 December 2020. 
Alvin discusses his early years in poverty in the Panhandle of Florida, his first encounters with art, how looking at photography sharpened his visual skills, his love for art and artists and how they can shape the world, why finance is full of creativity, his advice to new collectors and the current political situation.

Art & Culture

Alvin Hall Interview Excerpt

Alvin Hall

Sometimes you find your way forward by looking back – Our Southern Souls
oursouthernsouls.com
December 20, 2020

Art & Culture
Alvin Hall

President Clayton Rose of Bowdoin College interviews Alvin Hall, class of ’74, who recently took a 2,000-mile road trip from Detroit to New Orleans, interviewing people along the way, resulting in the Driving the Green Book podcast.

Art & Culture

Guest Podcast: The Present and Future of the American Road Trip | Pt. 2

Alvin Hall podcast guest

Guest appearance on Greetings From Somewhere podcast, Dec 09, 2020
How are the pandemic and societal tensions affecting the reality of today's road trip? And what will road trips look like in 50 years? Guests Tariro Mzezewa, Alvin Hall, and Dan Albert; host: Zach Mack

Personal Finance
Show Me the Money book cover

Alvin Hall’s award-winning children’s book cuts through the jargon to explain the basics of how money, finance, business and the economy work. Bestseller published in several foreign language editions.

Corporate Training

SIE and Series 7 Exam-Prep Training Videos

Exam-prep training videos for the SIE (Securities Industry Essentials) exam, a new FINRA-required license

Alvin and his expert team film PassPerfect’s exam-prep training videos for the SIE (Securities Industry Essentials) exam, a new FINRA-required license that went into effect on October 1, 2018. The teams also updated training videos to conform with the new Series 7 General Securities Registered Rep exam, which also went into effect on October 1, 2018.

Art & Culture

Interview: Driving the Green Book

Alvin Hall podcast guest

Guest appearance on iHeartRADIO's Stuff You Missed in History Class, 14 October 2020. 
Tracy talked to Alvin Hall and Janée Woods Weber, host and producer of the podcast Driving the Green Book.

Art & Culture

A Journey Inside The Green Book w/Alvin Hall

Alvin Hall podcast guest

Alvin Hall is the guest in this podcast discussing The Green Book and the new podcast "Driving The Green Book."

Personal Finance

NPR's 1A: Dollars And Sense: How To Fix Your Credit Score

Alvin Hall guest appearances on radio

Guest appearance on NPR's 1A, 5 October 2020. 
For our personal finance series, “Dollars and Sense,” we’re demystifying the credit score.

Art & Culture

Brooklyn Rail live event

The New Social Environment #23: Alvin Hall

The New Social Environment #28: Alvin Hall. 15 April 2020. Alvin engaged with a live audience via Zoom.com.

Art & Culture

The Death Issue

When You’ve Got 99 Problems And Money Is One

Guest Critic article, The Brooklyn Rail, February 2020.

Art & Culture

Book Review: Vince Aletti's New Book Is A Masterclass In Fashion Photography

Alvin Hall Book Review: Vince Aletti's New Book Is A Masterclass In Fashion Photography
Personal Finance
Experian Credit Chat

Live event: Experian #CreditChat

In celebration of Father’s Day, Experian hosted a Twitter chat on old school money tips. Alvin Hall and other experts live tweeted the answers to a series of 10 qustions. View them via the #CreditChat hashtag on Twitter.

Art & Culture

Alvin Hall—A Green Book Journey

Alvin Hall live appearance

5 – 6 P.M.
Thursday, May 2,
Union College, Schenectady, NY

Alvin Hall shares his knowledge and insights about the Green Book and the period of US history during which this annual guide was published by Victor Hugo Green and used by African-Americans traveling all across the country.

 

Personal Finance

FCA ScamSmart - Alvin Hall

Alvin participated in a public service campaign in the UK from the Financial Conduct Authority (FCA) called ScamSmart

Alvin participated in a public service campaign in the UK from the Financial Conduct Authority (FCA) called ScamSmart, designed to help investors recognize the signs of a scam and what to do to avoid them.

Top 6 investment scam tactics

"Spot the Investment Scam"

Profile

Being black in the US vs the UK: There's a big difference - Alvin Hall

Alvin posits that since he doesn't fit into the narrowly defined idea of what a financial advisor should look like in the U.S., he fell through the cracks and didn't get a fair chance. In the UK, on the other hand, "they'll give you the opportunity—even if it’s the opportunity to fail, but it’s an opportunity that you can turn into success."

Art & Culture

American Art - From the Outside In

American Art - From the Outside In - Alvin Hall

Art collector and broadcaster Alvin Hall, examines how the dynamic work of African-American self-taught artists is gaining recognition from American institutions today - and how much more needs to be done toaddress this neglected canon.

Profile

2017 NYABJ Media Awards Competition Winner

The New York Association of Black Journalists (NYABJ) honored author, journalist, radio host Alvin Hall, together with Vince Fairchild, Rupert Allman and Dana Roberson, in the Association’s Media Awards Competition in the “Radio: General Feature” category for a report that aired on WNYC’s The Takeaway, called “The Full Story: Alvin Hall Goes Back to School.”

Art & Culture

The Double War

1947 Green Book

At the height of the Vietnam War, Motown put out an LP of recordings of African American soldiers talking about their time in Vietnam called 'Guess Who's Coming Home.' Alvin Hall explores the interviews and meets with some of the veterans 40 years later.

Art & Culture

The Green Book

1947 Green Book

Alvin Hall tells the story of an African American travel guide during the segregation era.

Art & Culture

NPR's 1A — Revisiting James Badwin

1960 Green Book

Guest appearance on NPR's 1A, 2 Feb. 2017.

Art & Culture

NPR's 1A — Alvin Hall interview

1960 Green Book

Guests Randall Kenan, Alvin Hall, Stew, and Jason Reynolds, Mon, Jan 16

Profile

Video profile of Alvin Hall

Learning World "Money Talks," Euroworld, January 2014

Profile

Behind the Scenes

Profile

AIB Award

Alvin Hall Goes Back to School” achieved a Highly Commended citation and framed certificate in the Best Radio Current Affairs category at the 2016 Association of International Broadcasting Awards gala.

Art & Culture

Alvin Hall Goes Back to School

Class reunion

NPR's The Takeaway follows Alvin as he returns to his home town of Wakulla.