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Maggie Lena Walker was an African American teacher and businesswoman. Walker was the first female bank president and the first woman to charter a bank in the United States. Wikipedia

Maggie Lena Walker July Maggie Lena Walker was born. She was a teacher, businesswoman and the first black female bank president to charter a bank in the United States. She passed away in 1934 at age

Ernestine Rose - She submitted the first petition to the New York legislature to give married women the right to control their own property and earnings. Her hard work paid off and it became a bill in 1848.

PAST history Hairstyles.Ernestine Rose - She submitted the first petition to the New York legislature to give married women the right to control their own property and earnings. Her hard work paid off and it became a bill in

Desolated by her husband’s suicide in 1930, she forged her own new purpose in life. She spent over a year assembling a collection of favorite recipes & named it in a way that defied grief: The Joy of Cooking, written by amateur cook, Irma von Starkloff Rombauer. For several years she sold copies of her book out of her apartment, while rethinking the business of recipe writing. She hit on a novel format with ingredient lists worked into the directions, now known as the action method.

The Joy of Cooking, written by amateur cook, Irma von Starkloff Rombauer- her story

The daughter of an ex-slave, Maggie Lena Walker (1867-1934) became the nation's first woman to charter a U.S. bank, as well as serve as its president 1903-1932.  She taught grade school for 3 years until 1866 when she married a brick contractor, had 2 sons, purchased a home in 1904, and became a widow in 1915. Her health gradually declined, and by 1928 she was using a wheelchair due to paralysis. She remained active, thus becoming an example for people with disabilities.

Maggie Lena Walker: First Woman Bank President

Maggie Lena Walker - Bank President, Activist, Philanthropist: Maggie Lena Walker c.

Maggie Lena Walker :first AA to found a Bank!

Maggie Lena Walker :first AA to found a Bank!

Students at the home of Maggie L. Walker

Maggie L Walker National Historic Site (U.

Blackdom is the virtually untold story of Black pioneers Frank and Ella Boyer dream to create a “colony” for Black people in the prairie of Southeastern New Mexico. It was a community of 300 people, “The Only Exclusive Negro Settlement in New Mexico” as the official township letterhead stated. Blackdom existed in New Mexico from 1908 to the mid-1920

The town of Blackdom was the first all-African American settlement in the New Mexico. Blackdom is the virtually untold story of Black pioneers Frank and Ella Boyer dream to create a “colony” for Black people in the prairie of Southeastern New Mexico.

Maggie Lena (Mitchell) Walker.     Noted African American businesswoman, civil leader, newspaper founder, lecturer and the first African American woman bank president in the United States.  Evergreen Cemetery, Richmond, Virginia

Noted African American businesswoman, civil leader, newspaper founder, lecturer and the first African American woman.

Arthur Ashe 1955

Sydney Llewellyn, who coached a young Arthur Ashe, may have taught more African-American tennis champions than any other coach.

"Dr. Georgia Dwelle, the first Spelman College alumna to attend medical school, established the Dwelle Infirmary in 1920 in Atlanta. It was Georgia's first general hospital for African Americans, and its first obstetrical hospital for African American women. The infirmary, which also featured a pediatric clinic, was Georgia's first venereal disease clinic for African Americans, and offered Atlanta's first "Mother's Club" for African American women.

Spelman History is Women's History: Dr. Georgia Dwelle, -- When she entered Meharry Medical College in Dwelle became the first Spelman graduate to attend medical school, and in 1920 she established the Dwelle Infirmary, Georgia's first general

Suzanne Shank Photos - Bill Thompson, New York City Comptroller and Suzanne Shank pose for a photo on the red carpet at the 12th annual Keepers Of The Dream Awards at the Sheraton New York Hotel & Towers on April 15, 2010 in New York City. - 12th Annual Keepers Of The Dream Awards - Arrivals

Suzanne Shank Photos - 4 of 5 Photos: 12th Annual Keepers Of The Dream Awards - Arrivals

Suzanne Shank Photos - 4 of 5 Photos: Annual Keepers Of The Dream Awards - Arrivals

The St. Luke Penny Savings Bank was founded in 1903 by Maggie Lena Walker. Walker holds the distinction of being the first African-American woman to establish and serve as president of a bank in the U.S.

Luke Penny Savings Bank was founded in 1903 by Maggie Lena Walker. Walker holds the distinction of being the first black American woman to establish and serve as president of a bank in the U.

June Horne- Did you know that the senior buyer of retailer Saks Fifth Avenue Enterprises is a black woman?  This fashion pioneer has been climbing the corporate ladder at Saks since the 70's and has been taking the fashion industry by storm ever since! June Horne, born and raised in Harlem, now devotes her time in mentoring programs, reaching out to fashion design students at the Fashion Institute of Technology and at Parsons.  Way to pay it forward, Mrs. Horne!

Chic and In Charge: 10 African-American Fashion Executives

June Horne- Did you know that the senior buyer of retailer Saks Fifth Avenue Enterprises is a black woman? This fashion pioneer has been climbing the corporate ladder at Saks since the and has been taking the fashion industry by storm ever since!

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