Introduction to Maggie Walker

Program Information

Program: Our Inspiration: The Story of Maggie Lena Walker
Segment Number: 1 (Watch entire program)
Duration: 00:02:29
Year Produced: 1998

Maggie Walker was born into the post Civil War era where women, especially African-American women did not have many opportunities for success.

Maggie Lena Walker was the the CEO of a fraternal beneficial society as well as the first woman to establish and head a chartered American bank. In a time when society sought to limit opportunities for African-Americans through segregation and Jim Crow laws, Mrs. Walker achieved remarkable success in business and philanthropy.

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