Maggie Lena Walker Memorial Plaza

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The Maggie Lena Walker Memorial Plaza in Richmond, Virginia is a significant historical landmark honoring the achievements of Maggie Lena Walker, an African American civil rights leader and entrepreneur. Located in the Jackson Ward neighborhood, the plaza features a bronze statue of Walker, who became the first woman of any race to charter and lead a bank in the U.S. The memorial serves as a tribute to her enduring legacy, inspiring visitors with her dedication to economic empowerment and activism, while also symbolizing the resilience and progress of the African American community in Richmond. (Submitted by Kelli Seeman-Smith)