RICHMOND, Va. (AP) — The city of Richmond will unveil its new monument honoring pioneering African-American entrepreneur Maggie Walker next month.
The Richmond Times-Dispatch reports the monument to Walker will stand in Richmond’s Jackson Ward neighborhood. An unveiling and dedication will begin the morning of July 15.
Walker was the first African-American woman to charter a bank.
Mayor Levar Stoney said she was “an inspiration to women, African-Americans and entrepreneurs alike.”