Determined Spirit

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.

Features

2011 Summer Leadership Institute participants

2015 Youth Summer Leadership Institute

The Leadership Institute provides a two week experiential program for youth interested in developing leadership skills.

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Maggie L. Walker Virtual Museum Exhibit

Virtual Museum Exhibit

This exhibit explores the life and legacy of Maggie L. Walker (1864-1934), civil rights activist and trailblazing entrepreneur.

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Students at the home of Maggie L. Walker

Plan a field trip!

Maggie L. Walker National Historic Site offers free, fun-filled curriculum-based educational programs throughout the year!

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Maggie L. Walker NHS Social Media

Stay Connected!

We use several Social Media sites to reach out to our visitors and continue the conversation.

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Ranger greeting a visitor

Plan your Visit!

Want to come visit us? Start planning here!

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Profile of Maggie L. Walker

Who was Maggie Walker?

Maggie Lena Walker’s life is a testament to hard work, determination, and courage. Learn more about her remarkable life and accomplishments.

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Become a Volunteer

Volunteers are Very Important People, (VIPs)! We need your skills and expertise in order to achieve our mission.

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Maggie L. Walker NHS internship

Internship Opportunities

Gain valuable experience with the National Park Service by spending a season at Maggie L. Walker NHS!

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