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Maggie L Walker~ 1st Black Woman to found a Bank ~w/ National Park Guide, Ben

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Tonight learn about Maggie L Walker~ the first African-American woman to found a bank and serve as its president.

In 1899.Maggie Walker  was the Secretary Treasurer of the Independent Order of St. Luke (IOSL) a self help, benevolent society.  

The bank, St. Luke Penny Savings was home to the benevolent society (self-Help org.) under Maggie Walker’s leadership. The building is on the National Register of Historic Places.

Since obtaining this position, Walker focused on using economic empowerment to defy Jim Crow Laws.  She did this by establishing a bank, newspaper, and store.  

Walker was the first African-American woman to found a bank and serve as its president.  Maggie Walker’s leadership, entrepreneurship, and magnanimous personality significantly helped African-Americans across the country gain equality and empowerment.

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Tonight Join The Gist of Freedom as learn more about the social activist Maven Maggie L. Walker with Ben Anderson! Mr. Anderson is a tour guide ranger at the National Park Service Maggie L  Walker Historic Site.

Walker was the first African-American woman to found a bank and serve as its president.  

Watch http://youtu.be/urXaceI0Vj4

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