Maggie Lena Walker Memorial

Maggie Lena Walker Memorial (HM21T9)

Location: Richmond, VA 23220
Country: United States of America

N 37° 32.774', W 77° 26.554'

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1864 — Born July 15 to Elizabeth Draper and later works with her mother as a laundress to make ends meet

1883 — Graduates from Richmond Colored Normal School, teaches for three years before marrying Armstead Walker, Jr.

1899 — Leads Independent Order of St. Luke (IOSL) as Right Worthy Grand Secretary with vision for banking, newspaper and retail enterprises

1903 — Charters St. Luke Penny Savings Bank, becoming nation's first African American femail bank president

1904 — Uses her newspaper, the St. Luke Herald, to incite a two-year boycott of Richmond's segregated streetcars

1905 — Operates the St. Luke Emporium, offering retail, employment and training opportunities for Richmond's black women

1921 — Campaign for Virginia's Superintendent of Public Instruction on an all-black political ticket

By 1925 — Transforms IOSL from a struggling burial society into a thriving insurance company in over 20 states with 100,000
members

1920-1930s — Influential leader in NAACP, National Association of Colored Women, Urban League, National Negro Business League

1934 — Passes away December 15 at her home, imparting a legacy of service, activism, and empowerment.
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HM NumberHM21T9
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Year Placed2017
Marker ConditionNo reports yet
Date Added Wednesday, September 20th, 2017 at 10:01pm PDT -07:00
Locationbig map
UTM (WGS84 Datum)18S E 284217 N 4158274
Decimal Degrees37.54623333, -77.44256667
Degrees and Decimal MinutesN 37° 32.774', W 77° 26.554'
Degrees, Minutes and Seconds37° 32' 46.44" N, 77° 26' 33.24" W
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Area Code(s)804
Which side of the road?Marker is on the right when traveling East
Closest Postal AddressAt or near 98 W Broad St, Richmond VA 23220, US
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