On this Episode of History Replays Today, Ajena Cason Rogers, The Supervisory Park Ranger at the Maggie L Walker National Historic Site discusses the life of Maggie Walker.
Walker is best know as the first black woman to charter a bank in the US,*¬†but she is much more than that. ¬†Her mother was a former enslaved woman and her father¬†was a Confederate yet she becomes a nationally know figure who rocked the boat of Jim Crow and pushed her community forward.
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*From the Corrections Desk- this was updated from “as the first woman to charter a bank in the US and the first black woman to be president of a bank in the US” on 1/3/15