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The Maggie Walker Story

February 1, 2023

Presented by Virginia Repertory Theatre | Grades 3-12
Curriculum Connections: Family Ties, Language Arts, Biography, History, Multicultural, Self-Esteem, Women's Studies

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By Bruce Craig Miller

When Maggie Walker was nine, her father was murdered and her mother had no money to bury him. Maggie joined the order of St. Luke, a national savings group formed to pay the burial expenses of poor blacks. As a high school senior, Maggie organized the nation’s first civil rights strike by black students to establish an appropriate graduation for her class. As an adult, she led and expanded St. Luke’s, becoming the nation’s first woman bank president and a powerful force in civil rights. 

Length of show: 50 minutes

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