Family, Friends and VisitorsWhile 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.
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
Explore the Walker Family
Four generations of the Walker family lived in the house together during the early 1920's
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