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.
The Hippodrome Theater as it looked when it opened in 1913. The original building burns. The fire is covered in the podcast. Photo from Richmond Times-Distpatch
Ben Anderson, Park Guide for the National Park Service has done intensive research on Richmond’s most famous historic black theater, the Hippodrome. ¬†Anderson has a conversation with host Jeff Majer, about the theater in Jackson Ward. ¬†The theater is celebrating its 100th birthday and the conversation covers almost all 100 years.
The Hippodrome Theater as of 9/14/13, photo by Jeff Majer