• Collage of images, including Maggie Walker, her home, and the St. Luke Penny Savings Bank

    Maggie L Walker

    National Historic Site Virginia

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The Van Lew Mansion in Richmond, Virginia

In 1864, Maggie Walker was born in the Richmond, Virginia home of Elizabeth Van Lew, a staunch abolitionist and famous spy for the North. Maggie’s mother Elizabeth worked for Van Lew as a housekeeper.