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A right worthy woman : a novel / Ruth P. Watson.

Watson, Ruth P., (author.).


Maggie Lena Walker was ambitious and unafraid. Her childhood in 19th-century Virginia helping her mother with her laundry service opened her eyes to the overwhelming discrepancy between the Black residents and her mother's affluent white clients. She vowed to not only secure the same kind of home and finery for herself, but she would also help others in her community achieve the same.With her single-minded determination, Maggie buckled down and went from schoolteacher to secretary-treasurer of the Independent Order of St. Luke, founder of a newspaper, a bank, and a department store where Black customers were treated with respect. With the help of influential friends like W.E.B. DuBois and Mary McLeod, she revolutionized Richmond in ways that are still felt today. -- Provided by publisher.

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  • ISBN: 9781668003022
  • ISBN: 1668003023
  • Physical Description: 290 pages ; 24 cm
  • Edition: First Atria Books hardcover edition.
  • Publisher: New York : Atria Books, 2023.

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Bibliography, etc. Note:
Includes bibliographical references (pages 287-288)
Subject: Walker, Maggie Lena, 1864-1934 > Fiction.
African American banks > Virginia > Fiction.
African American businesspeople > Virginia > Fiction.
African American women > Virginia > Fiction.
Women bankers > Fiction.
Richmond (Va.) > Fiction.
Genre: Biographical fiction.
Historical fiction.

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