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Maggie L. Walker statue unveiled

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RICHMOND, VA (WWBT) -

The new Maggie L. Walker statue was unveiled Saturday morning with her descendants, hundreds of Richmond residents and city officials on hand. 

Richmond Mayor Levar Stoney says this new statue will become his "favorite" monument in the city, referring to changes he'd like to see on Monument Avenue. 

Saturday marked the 153rd birthday of Walker with not only the unveiling of the statue, but a daylong celebration at the Maggie L. Walker National Historic Site. 

"She was a staunch community activist, a fraternal leader," said Liza Mickens. "Today, Maggie Walker stands her in rightful place, in the heart of Richmond."

Now there is an effort to get even more recognition for Walker. 

"We've not completed our task," said J. Maurice Hopkins. "We want to make sure we get Maggie Walker on a U.S. postage stamp."

Click here to learn more about the Maggie L. Walker National Historic Site.

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