Tuesday, January 21, 2020
CLOSE
 
Civil rights advocate statue unveiled in Richmond
By Associated Press
Published July 20, 2017

Maggie Walker (Courtesy Photo)

A monument honoring African-American civil rights advocate Maggie Walker has been unveiled in Richmond, Virginia.

A ceremony was held Saturday morning on what would have been the Richmond entrepreneur’s 153rd birthday. Walker was the first African-American woman to charter a bank in the United States in 1903.

The statue is in downtown Richmond at Broad and Adams streets. That’s the gateway to the Jackson Ward neighborhood where many of her accomplishments happened.

Antonio “Toby” Mendez, monument’s artist, says the 10-foot bronze sculpture depicts Walker at the peak of her life when she was 45 years old.

Mayor Levar Stoney says the effort to build the monument has been in the works for almost 20 years.

Categories: Business | History | National | News
Tags: | | |

Get the Los Angeles Sentinel App!



Since 1933 The Voice of Our Community Speaking for Itself.
87 Years of LA Sentinel.
Black News.
SEARCH:    
Videos


Photo of the Day

Events

LA Sentinel
in your pocket:





TOS-Cookbook-Web

LA Watts Times

© 2020 Los Angeles Sentinel All Rights Reserved • A Bakewell Media Publication

AboutArchivesContact UsCorrections & MisprintsMedia Kit

Terms of ServicePrivacy Policy

LA Watts TimesTaste of Soul

Close / I'm already on the list

Subscribe Today!

Don't be limited anymore! Subscribe Now »

** Existing subscribers, please Login / Register for Digital »

Subscribe to The Los Angeles Sentinel for only $5.99 $3.99 per month, with 1 month free!

Relax in comfort each week as you read the printed newspaper on your own time, delivered weekly to your home or office. This subscription also includes UNLIMITED DIGITAL ACCESS for all of your devices. Includes FREE shipping! One easy payment of $3.99/month gets you:

Subscribe Now »