American Masters

Maggie Lena Walker: Civil Rights Activist and Entrepreneur

Special | 9m 40s | Video has closed captioning.

A full 50 years before the Montgomery bus boycott, civil rights activist and entrepreneur Maggie Lena Walker led a city-wide boycott against segregated streetcars in Richmond, VA, and founded a newspaper, department store, and the St. Luke Penny Savings Bank, making her the first African American female bank president in the United States.

Aired: 03/18/20

Rating: NR

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