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Maggie Lena Walker (July 15, ____________________-December 15, 1934) was the first woman in the USA to become a local _____________________ president.

Maggie Mitchell was born in Richmond, _____________________, to former _____________________; her father was murdered when she was a _____________________. In 1886, Maggie married Armstead Walker, Jr.; they had three children (two of whom survived). She worked first as a _____________________, and then as an agent for the Woman's Union Insurance _____________________, quickly rising to become the executive secretary/treasurer of the company (which was then called the Independent Order of St. Luke). She founded the _____________________ called the St. Luke Herald, in 1902.

In 1903, she started the St. Luke Penny Savings Bank and was its president. In ____________________, at the start of the economic depression, her bank bought all the local black-owned banks in town and renamed itself the Consolidated Bank and Trust Company.

Throughout her _____________________, Walker worked for ___________________ rights and other humanitarian causes, including co-founding the Richmond branch of the __________________ (National Association for the Advancement of Colored People) and supporting the Virginia Industrial School for Colored Girls. Walker's __________________, located at 110 1/2 East Leigh Street, _____________________, Virginia, is designated as an official _____________________ Site.



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