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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

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

cartermagazine: “ Today In History ‘Maggie Lena Walker, business and civic leader, was born in Richmond, VA, on this date July Walker was the nation’s first Black woman to head a bank. Walker founded the St. Luke Penny Savings Bank in.

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.

Maggie Laura, Elizabeth, Armstead, and Mamie……the grandchildren of Maggie L. Walker, became the first woman of any race to found and become president of an American bank.

blackhistoryalbum: “ Maggie Laura, Elizabeth, Armstead, and Mamie……the grandchildren of Maggie L. Walker, the first American woman to found and be president of a bank and an early advocate for African American women’s rights Courtesy of the Maggie L.

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

Jane Bolin was the first black woman to graduate from Yale Law School, and in 1939, she made headlines when the New York mayor appointed her to the Domestic Relations Court, making her the first black female judge in the U.S.

Jane M. Bolin was the African American woman graduate of Yale Law School & the first Black female judge in the United States. She's pictured here in July 1939 after her appointment by NYC Mayor Fiorello LaGuardia. Judge Bolin retired in 40 y

Born in 1872, Wallace Rayfield, was a legendary craftsman who was the second in the nation to be licensed and the first black architect in Alabama. He worked alongside Robert Taylor, the first licensed black architect in history, when the two of them taught at Tuskegee Institute under Booker T. Washington.    Rayfield’s work as an architect consisted of designing the most significant buildings in civil rights history including 16th Street Baptist Church, Ebenezer Baptist Church

Wallace Augustus Rayfield (born March 1873 in Bibb County, Georgia; died February 1941 in Birmingham) was the second formally-educated practicing African American architect in the United States.

Black History Month – Maggie Lena Walker, First Female Bank President in the United States

Black History Month – Maggie Lena Walker, First Female Bank President in the United States

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

Neuroembryologist, Initiator of Head Start Programs, National President of Delta Sigma Theta Sorority (1963-1967), and  Howard University graduate (LA BS, 1942) Geraldine Pittman Woods received the Doctor of Humane Letters during the1989 Howard University Commencement.

Neuroembryologist, Initiator of Head Start Programs, National President of Delta Sigma Theta Sorority and Howard University graduate (LA BS, Geraldine Pittman Woods received the Doctor of Humane Letters during Howard University Commencement.

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