Maggie L. Walker was a pioneering entrepreneur, civil rights and women’s rights activist and the first woman of any race to charter and become president of a bank in the U.S. — the St. Luke Penny Savings Bank.1 She overcame seemingly insurmountable obstacles to transform the state of banking in the middle of Jim Crow. Maggie L. Walker dedicated her life to closing the wealth gap and to empowering all Americans to achieve a more secure financial future…one penny at a time. This is her story.
This is an account of Madam C.J. Walker, an African-American entrepreneur, philanthropist, and social activist. She rose from poverty and was the first documented American female self-made millionaire recorded in the Guinness Book of World Records.² Madam Walker created a beauty business hiring black women as a means to support themselves, and provided a needed service to her community. She donated generously and supported the NAACP to help stop lynching and empower future African-American lives.¹ This is her story.
This is an account of an amazing woman by the name of Oseola McCarty, an African-American cleaning woman from Mississippi who saved over $150,000 during her lifetime and then donated it to a scholarship fund at the University of Mississippi for deserving students who otherwise may not get the chance to go to college. She was also a Presidential Citizens Medal winner and inspired others to give. This is her story.
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