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Maggie Walker: The Hero Of The Harlem Of The South, Brendan J. Griswold Dec 2014

Maggie Walker: The Hero Of The Harlem Of The South, Brendan J. Griswold

Scott T. Allison

This chapter describes the many ways that Maggie Lena Walker led a heroic
life, despite the daunting challenges that she faced – or perhaps even because
of them. My goal with this chapter is to illuminates how Walker exerted a
tremendously positive and enduring influence on the citizens of Richmond,
Virginia. No one in Virginia's history was more dedicated, more inspiring,
or more influential in promoting educational opportunities for African
Americans than Maggie Walker.