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Mrs. Walker’s involvement in social activism and politics is evident in her personal papers. Her voluminous notes, meeting minutes, monthly journals, and correspondence relating to her work in various organizations reflect a commitment to gender equality, racial uplift and economic empowerment.

She was a member of countless organizations and sat on many of their boards of directors or trustees.  In addition to heading the IOSL, Mrs. Walker was a leader in the National Association for the Advancement of Color People (NAACP), National Association of Colored Women, National Association of Wage Earners, Council of Colored Women, Interracial Commission, National Negro Business League, Negro Organization Society, and others.  Her community activism aimed towards gaining equality and opportunity for African Americans while demonstrating the abundance of intelligence, business savvy, and determination in black communities. More...

National Urban League Ten Year Pin