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?
In November 1899, when the Young Men's Christian Association (YMCA) sponsored a speech by Mary Church Terrell, president of the National Association of Colored Women, in True Reformers Hall, Maggie Walker introduced the speaker.