Day 53: Maggie L. Walker

No quilt photography today. I spent this morning at the Black History Museum in Richmond, Virginia, with my daughter. We viewed the exhibit, Yesterday’s Stories, Today’s Inspiration. There was a photograph of Maggie Lena Walker along with many other wonderful portraits. Walker was the first woman president of any race to charter a bank in the United States.

After our tour, we walked down to the corner of North Adams and West Broad Street where there is a statute of her. Those tassels on her dress caught my eye. From this angle she is a towering figure, and rightly so.