Maggie Walker Magnifier Inkwell and Pen Diary

Work at Home

As the head of the Independent Order of Saint Luke (IOSL)and the president of St. Luke Penny Savings Bank, Maggie Lena Walker had offices at the St. Luke Hall and her bank building in Jackson Ward. She often took work home, particularly after diabetes limited her mobility in her later years.

The first floor library in Mrs. Walker's home doubled as her private office.  It featured glass-fronted bookshelves stocked with business journals, historical anthologies, self-help books, and the classics. She drafted many eloquent speeches at her Empire-style desk, surrounded by photos of civil rights leaders and friends. More...

Upholstered Wheel Chair and Writing Table