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The Story of the First Black Woman to Own a Bank

Maggie L. Walker was the first African American woman to charter a bank in 1903 and serve as its president

Photo: Style Magazine

Strolling through Jackson Ward, the historic district in Richmond, Virginia once known as the “Harlem of the South,” it seems every building, every block, is steeped in African American history, culture…




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Donna M. Owens

Donna M. Owens

Award-winning digital, print and broadcast journalist. https://www.linkedin.com/in/donna-m-owens-15627658

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