Join the National Park Service to commemorate the 150th birthday of Maggie L. Walker.
Walker devoted her life to civil rights advancement, economic empowerment, and educational opportunities for Jim Crow-era African Americans and women. As a bank president, newspaper editor, and fraternal leader, Walker served as an inspiration of pride and progress. Born during the final year of the Civil War, Walker’s community service and entrepreneurial work in Richmond and nationwide served as a model for self-determination and empowerment for generations of Americans.
Commemorative activities exploring her life, her work, and her times will include ranger-led talks and tours, education programs, demonstrations, and community-based activities. Specific details will be posted on the park’s website (www.nps.gov/mawa) as they become available.
Last Updated: 8/1/2013 11:39 AM