People

Family, Friends and Visitors

While the Maggie L. Walker NHS is named for the pioneering community leader, businesswoman and civil rights leader, Maggie L. Walker, there are many family, friends and guests that influenced Mrs. Walker and her story. Mrs. Walker lived in the historic home with many of her family members, ranging through four generations of family, from her mother to her youngest grandchildren. During her time in the home, she would also have a variety of friends and guests, such as Mary McLeod Bethune or Dr. W.E.B. Du Bois visit the home and spend time there and become part of Maggie L. Walker's life and the story of the home where she resided for almost 30 years of her life.
 
Portrait of Maggie L. Walker as an adult

Explore Maggie L. Walker's Life

Learn about Maggie L. Walker's life as a civil rights leader, bank president and education leader in Jim-Crow Richmond Virginia

A family photo of the Walker family, including Maggie L. Walker, her sons, mother and grandchildren

Explore the Walker Family

Four generations of the Walker family lived in the house together during the early 1920's

Maggie L. Walker and Mary McLeod Bethune sitting together in Florida

Friends of Maggie L. Walker

The friendship of Maggie L. Walker and Mary McLeod Bethune is one of a mutual love of advancing education, civil rights and women's rights

Last updated: September 25, 2020

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Richmond, VA 23223

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