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Richmond announces Maggie Walker statue to go up on Broad Street


Richmond will have a new monument on Broad Street to commemorate Maggie Walker.

The statue will go up at a new plaza at North Adams Street.

“Maggie Walker was a revolutionary leader in business, a champion for breaking down barriers between communities and showed incredible strength as a person that came out of extraordinarily challenging circumstances to create great things," said Mayor Dwight Jones.

The statue will be created by Antonio Tobias “Toby” Mendez.

"[Maggie Walker is] a person who did so many great things," said Mendez. "Her story is not just one story as she was a pioneer on several levels; a business person, a banker, a teacher and an innovator when it came to creating significant jobs for women in the community." 

"It is about time that we raised a monument to honor and share this strong woman's messages of economic literacy and the power of community," said Sarah Driggs, chair of the Maggie Walker Memorial team of the Public Art Commission.

The monument is expected to be completed by fall of 2016.

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