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Maggie Lena Walker

December 15th in African American History – Maggie Lena Walker

December 15, 1934 Maggie Lena Walker, teacher, businesswoman and the first African American bank president, died. Walker was born July 15, 1864 in Richmond, Virginia. She attended the Colored Normal School to be trained as a teacher and received her diploma with honors in 1883. After graduation, she taught for three years. In 1899, Walker […]

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