Richmond, Virginia — The American South (Mid-Atlantic)
Maggie Lena Walker
As an entrepreneur, Walker founded the St. Luke Herald newspaper, the St. Luke Emporium, and the St. Luke Penny Savings Bank, and she later became chairman of the board of the Consolidated Bank and Trust Company. Walker died in Richmond, Virginia on December 15, 1934. In 1939, Maggie L. Walker High School was built and named in her honor; it was one of two schools for black students in the Richmond area during the time of racial segregation. In 2001, the high school, which had been abandoned since 1990, reopened as the Maggie L. Walker Governor's School for Government and International Studies which now serves multiple school divisions.
Erected 2014 by MLWGS Class of 2011.
Location. 37° 33.455′ N, 77° 27.192′ W. Marker is in Richmond, Virginia. Marker is at the Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 1000 N Lombardy St, Richmond VA 23220, United States of America.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Hartshorn Memorial College (within shouting distance of this marker); Virginia Union University (approx. 0.2 miles away); Site of Richmond College (approx. 0.4 miles away); a different marker also named Virginia Union University (approx. 0.4 miles away); Maj. Gen. J. E. B. Stuart (approx. 0.4 miles away); Lee (approx. half a mile away); The Equal Suffrage League of Virginia (approx. half a mile away); Richmond Howitzers Monument (approx. 0.6 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Richmond.
Categories. • African Americans • Education • Industry & Commerce •
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. This page originally submitted on September 25, 2014, by Bernard Fisher of Mechanicsville, Virginia. This page has been viewed 374 times since then and 21 times this year. Photos: 1, 2. submitted on September 25, 2014, by Bernard Fisher of Mechanicsville, Virginia.