Determined Spirit

Maggie Lena Walker devoted her life to civil rights advancement, economic empowerment, and educational opportunities for Jim Crow-era African Americans and women. As a bank president, newspaper editor, and fraternal leader, Walker served as an inspiration of pride and progress. Today, Walker’s home is preserved as a tribute to her enduring legacy of vision, courage, and determination.

Portrait of Maggie L. Walker as an adult

Explore Maggie L. Walker's Life

Learn about Maggie L. Walker's life as a civil rights leader, bank president and education leader in Jim-Crow Richmond Virginia

Picture of Maggie L. Walker in a chair with an attached desk

Delve into the Park Online

Enjoy the National Historic Site from the comfort of your own home through photos, videos, social media and more!

The Maggie L. Walker NHS with snow and ice on the bushes and sidewalk

What to do when you visit

Explore the Maggie L. Walker NHS and the Jackson Ward neighborhood where Mrs. Walker spent 30 years of her life.

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Resources for kids

Dive into our resources for kids including our Junior Ranger program, Leadership Institute, and more!

Last updated: December 1, 2020

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