Welcome to the Maggie L. Walker National Historic Site multimedia page. Here you will find a Jackson Ward Walking Tour podcast, links to our social media accounts, and video and audio clips.
The Jackson Ward Walking Tour podcast features a 12-stop tour of historic Jackson Ward, the neighborhood where Maggie L. Walker lived and worked. Narrated by Elvatrice Belsches, the tour will introduce you to the people and institutions of a remarkable community that flourished during Mrs. Walker's lifetime. In the early 20th century, Jackson Ward was the largest African American neighborhood in Richmond, and a nationally important center of African American cultural and economic activity. Jackson Ward was declared a National Historic Landmark District in 1978. Music on the podcast provided by the Library of Congress.
Download the The Jackson Ward Walking Tour podcast to listen now. (.mp3 28 mb)
In Richmond and want to take the tour? Don't forget to download The Jackson Ward Walking Tour map.
You can also download The Jackson Ward Walking Tour podcast Transcript. (.pdf)
Stay connected with us at home and on the go through the Maggie L. Walker National Historic Site's Facebook page and Instagram account.
The Maggie L. Walker NHS Facebook page was launched in 2009 to broaden access to the site around the world. Its posts cover a wide range of information, including history, related news stories, special events, and more! "Like" us today and join the growing number of followers who continue to learn with us.
The Maggie L. Walker NHS Instagram account is our newest social media outlet. Follow @maggiewalkernps to see what's happening at the site, images of artifacts in the Walker home and archival collection, scenes from Maggie Walker's Jackson Ward neighborhood, and more.
Video and Audio
On the Maggie L. Walker National Historic Site YouTube page, you can check out videos from past interpretative programs, special events, and our latest introductory film, Carry On: The Life and Legacy of Maggie Lena Walker. Watch actress Marie Goodman-Hunter portray Maggie L. Walker giving her 1901 Address to the Grand Council of the Independent Order of St. Luke at Third Street Bethel A.M.E. Church or the park's 2014 program, We Cannot Stand Alone, produced to commemorate the 150th birthday of Maggie Walker. You can even listen to a promotional song recorded by the Banks Bros. in 1974 for Consolidated Bank and Trust!
Audio Clips coming soon!
Last updated: March 16, 2019