1. Birthday of Maggie Lena Walker, the first woman and the first African American to become president of a bank. Her bank, St. Luke Penny Savings Bank, founded in 1903 was running in the 20th century, survived through the Depression and into the 21st century. Maggie Lena Walker’s legacy as an entrepreneurial spirit is highly commendable and serves as an example for all, that despite one’s humble beginning, a strong vision and drive can overcome adversity.

     

    "I was not born with a silver spoon in my mouth but a laundry basket practically on my head.” - Maggie Lena Walker 

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