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Maggie Lena Walker: Entrepreneur & First African American Woman Bank President

Portrait of Maggie Lena Walker by artist Amelie Chabannes.

Grade Level Grades 6-12
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Learn about Maggie Lena Walker, the first African American woman to found a bank in the United States in this digital short from Unladylike2020. Utilizing a video, discussion questions and vocabulary, students will learn how Walker helped to improve the lives of African Americans and women at the turn of the 20th century by providing financial empowerment, social services, and civil rights leadership.

Sensitive: This resource contains material that may be sensitive for some students. Teachers should exercise discretion in evaluating whether this resource is suitable for their class.

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Maggie Lena Walker Lesson Plan.pdf

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June 28, 2021
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Copy of Maggie Lena Walker_materiales de apoyo.docx

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March 15, 2022
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Entrepreneur Maggie Lena Walker | Unladylike2020 | American Masters | PBS
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