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March 31 @ 6:37 am
To shed light on lesser-known female history makers, the Hopkinton Women’s Club will present a PowerPoint program on Zoom on Monday, Jan. 10, at 11:15 a.m. highlighting the contributions of Maggie Lena Walker. She played a significant role as the first black woman bank president in the United States. This trailblazer fought misfortune and personal pain in a life lived in the public eye. It wasn’t until 2017 that the city of Richmond, Virginia, dedicated a memorial statue to commemorate her crusade for black economic and political rights, especially for black women. For more information, check the club’s website at hopkintonwomensclub.org or contact Judith Weinthaler at 508-435-3287 or HopkintonWC@gmail.com.