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Richmond to unveil Maggie Walker monument next month
By Associated Press
Published June 22, 2017

Maggie Walker (Courtesy Photo)

The city of Richmond will unveil its new monument honoring pioneering African-American entrepreneur Maggie Walker next month.

The Richmond Times-Dispatch reports the monument to Walker will stand in Richmond’s Jackson Ward neighborhood. An unveiling and dedication will begin the morning of July 15.

Walker was the first African-American woman to charter a bank.

Mayor Levar Stoney said she was “an inspiration to women, African-Americans and entrepreneurs alike.”

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