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Maggie L. Walker

Maggie L. Walker Biography

Civil Rights Leader


ABOUT
African-American businesswoman who became the first female bank president in the history of the United States in 1902.
BEFORE FAME
She taught grade school for 3 years.

FAMILY LIFE
Her mother was a former slave.
ASSOCIATED WITH
She and explorer Stephen Austin were both natives of Richmond, Virginia.
TRIVIA
She was paralyzed and wheelchair-bound from 1928 onward, and served as a role model for people with disabilities.

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