Maggie 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.
Did You Know?
While Mrs. Walker is known as the first African American woman to found and be president of a bank, much of her work was in the early 20th Century Civil Rights Movement with her friends Booker T. Washington, Mary Church Terrell, and Mary McLeod Bethune.