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    Default The Former Confederate Capital raises a new Monument.

    We should all be able to unit behind this one!


    Maggie L. Walker

    -- The 1st woman of any color to found a bank in the United States
    -- Entrepreneur
    -- Philanthropist
    --Educator
    --Civil Rights Champion
    -- Inspiration for generations past and future


    "Maggie L. Walker started a newspaper. She was the first country’s first woman to found a bank. She was a humanitarian, a teacher, an icon of her community in 1920s Richmond.She was also the daughter of a former slave.
    Walker’s accomplishments in the face of racial oppression and segregation have never been honored in her hometown in the same way as the Confederate leaders whose statues are the focal point of downtown Richmond.
    But on Saturday, July 15th 2017, 153 years to the day she was born in the former capital of the Confederacy, Walker got her own monument, a towering statue of her as she lived — her glasses pinned to her lapel, a checkbook in hand."


    She is a true Richmond heroine and legend.


    https://www.washingtonpost.com/news/...=.e6fe7b38d82c


    https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Maggie_L._Walker








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    Default Re: The Former Confederate Capital raises a new Monument.




    Quote Originally Posted by SKIP KILPATRICK View Post
    We should all be able to unit behind this one!


    Maggie L. Walker

    -- The 1st woman of any color to found a bank in the United States
    -- Entrepreneur
    -- Philanthropist
    --Educator
    --Civil Rights Champion
    -- Inspiration for generations past and future


    "Maggie L. Walker started a newspaper. She was the first country’s first woman to found a bank. She was a humanitarian, a teacher, an icon of her community in 1920s Richmond.She was also the daughter of a former slave.
    Walker’s accomplishments in the face of racial oppression and segregation have never been honored in her hometown in the same way as the Confederate leaders whose statues are the focal point of downtown Richmond.
    But on Saturday, July 15th 2017, 153 years to the day she was born in the former capital of the Confederacy, Walker got her own monument, a towering statue of her as she lived — her glasses pinned to her lapel, a checkbook in hand."


    She is a true Richmond heroine and legend.


    https://www.washingtonpost.com/news/...=.e6fe7b38d82c


    https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Maggie_L._Walker








    Maggie L. Walker Governor's School : http://mlwgs.com/welcome-to-mlwgs/


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    Default Re: The Former Confederate Capital raises a new Monument.

    Excellent! The lady deserves a statue. We already have more than enough statues of guys with swords on horses who were responsible for a lot of people's deaths.
    "For a successful technology, reality must take precedence over public relations,
    for nature cannot be fooled."

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    Default Re: The Former Confederate Capital raises a new Monument.

    The cynic in my wonders how long it'll be before it's vandalized.
    Nosce te ipsum

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    Default Re: The Former Confederate Capital raises a new Monument.

    Nice, very nice.
    "Why, sometimes I've believed as many as six impossible things before breakfast." - Alice

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    Default Re: The Former Confederate Capital raises a new Monument.

    Kudos to Richmond!

    Quote Originally Posted by Old Dryfoot View Post
    The cynic in my wonders how long it'll be before it's vandalized.
    I'm taking bets with myself regarding the first forumite making some assinine [sic] comparison to the Confederate statues being torn down.
    "I beseech you, in the bowels of Christ, think it possible that you may be mistaken." (stolen from TomF )

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