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Maggie L. Walker

National Historic Site - Virginia

The Maggie L. Walker National Historic Site is located at 110½ E. Leigh Street on "Quality Row" in the Jackson Ward neighborhood of Richmond, Virginia. The National Historic Site was established in 1978 to tell the story of the life and work of Maggie L. Walker (1867-1934), the first woman to serve as president of a bank in the United States. It was built by George W. Boyd, father of physician, Sarah Garland Boyd Jones.

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https://www.nps.gov/mawa/index.htm https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Maggie_L._Walker_National_Historic_Site The Maggie L. Walker National Historic Site is located at 110½ E. Leigh Street on "Quality Row" in the Jackson Ward neighborhood of Richmond, Virginia. The National Historic Site was established in 1978 to tell the story of the life and work of Maggie L. Walker (1867-1934), the first woman to serve as president of a bank in the United States. It was built by George W. Boyd, father of physician, Sarah Garland Boyd Jones. Maggie Lena 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. Today, Walker’s home is preserved as a tribute to her enduring legacy of vision, courage, and determination. Coming west on I-64, take exit 75 to 3rd street, turn right on Leigh St., park on 2nd street. Coming South on I-95, take exit 79 east onto I-64 East to Norfolk, then follow directions coming from the west. Coming east on I-64 , take exit 190 to 5th St, Downtown, continue straight on 5th, turn right on Jackson, left on 3rd, right of Leigh St, then right on 2nd St. Coming North on I-95, take exit 76A for Chamberlayne Ave, turn left on Chamberlayne Pkwy, left of Leigh St, then left on 2nd St. Visitor Center The Visitor Center with indoor exhibits and park store are now open Tuesday-Saturday from 9:00 AM to 4:30 PM. The capacity of the visitor center is still limited in accordance with CDC safe distancing guidelines. Masks are not required for fully vaccinated visitors; unvaccinated visitors are required to wear masks. Park rangers will also be stationed outside of the visitor center to assist you with information and answer your questions. Maggie L. Walker National Historic Site Maggie L. Walker's home and adjacent buildings Maggie L. Walker's stately home was located on a street dubbed "Quality Row." The Back Parlor of the Historic Walker Home The back parlor with piano, couch, floor lamp and fireplace The back parlor served as an entertainment location for the Walker family The Library of the Walker House A room with a wall of full bookcases, chairs and several diplomas on the wall The Library served as both a relaxing place and a work place for Mrs. Walker The Maggie L. Walker Visitor Center 3 red brick, two-story buildings, with a US flag flying and an overcast sky The Maggie L. Walker Visitor Center serves as a gateway into Mrs. Walker's life in Jackson Ward Veteran Story: Daniel Hodgson Daniel Hodgson retired as a master chief from the U.S. Navy after a career as a Seabee. Today he works at Richmond National Battlefield Park and Maggie Walker National Historic Park as a facility manager. Daniel Hodgson in Navy uniform Statue to Maggie Lena Walker Dedicated in Downtown Richmond Park staff from Maggie L. Walker NHS joined Mayor Levar Stoney and nearly 1,000 attendees in dedicating a statue to the iconic civil rights leader in downtown Richmond on Saturday, July 15, which also marked Walker's 153rd birthday. Crowd gathers around new statue of Maggie Walker in downtown Richmond, VA Maggie L. Walker Maggie L. Walker led the African American community of Richmond, Virginia, in many aspects. She was involved in the struggle for civil rights and maintained her successful banking and newspaper businesses and charitable societies. Portrait of Maggie L. Walker St. Luke Herald This article covers the history of the St. Luke Herald, the newspaper published by the Independent Order of St. Luke. A historic copy of a front page of The St. Luke Herald newspaper St. Luke Penny Savings Bank The St. Luke Penny Savings Bank is the first bank in the United States started by an African-American women, Maggie L. Walker. Started as part of the Independent Order of St. Luke, the bank would survive the Great Depression through the leadership of Maggie L. Walker and at one point became the oldest Black run bank in the United States. The St. Luke Penny Savings Bank 3-story building in Jackson Ward Early Women in Banking The history of women bank presidents spans across the United States. For many years, Maggie L. Walker was believed to be the first women bank president in the United States, but a few other women successfully ran banks before her and their history is captured here to explore. Anna Martin and two sons at a table overlooking a document Using Their Voices: Founding Women of National Parks As we commemorate both the centennial of the 19th Amendment and the 104th birthday of the National Park Service, we’re highlighting a few women who harnessed their public voices to protect powerfully important American places. National Park Service Commemoration of the 19th Amendment In commemoration of the 100th anniversary of the passing of the 19th Amendment the National Park Service has developed a number of special programs. This includes online content, exhibits, and special events. The National Park Service’s Cultural Resources Geographic Information Systems (CRGIS) announces the release of a story map that highlights some of these programs and provides information for the public to locate and participate. Opening slide of the 19th Amendment NPS Commemoration Story Map Independent Order of St. Luke The Independent Order of St. Luke was a Black fraternal order led by Maggie L. Walker. The IOSL became the main body through which Maggie L. Walker rose to national prominence as a bank leader, community advocate and civil rights activist. a group of 40 women in front of a building

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