Maggie Walker

Chesapeake Bank video tells story of Maggie Walker

In recognition of Black History Month, Chesapeake Bank created a two-minute video about Maggie Lena Walker, the first Black woman to charter a bank and the first Black woman to serve as a bank president. The video shares details about Maggie Walker’s life and career as a successful businesswoman and...

Five-story apartment building across from Maggie Walker site advances

With a new look following several rounds of community input, a five-story apartment building planned in Jackson Ward is making its way through City Hall, though at the reservation of a notable neighbor. Local developer David Gammino this week received the blessing of the Richmond Planning Commission for the 63-unit...
Culpeper Star Exponent

Culpeper boys top Maggie Walker, clinch fifth seed in 3B

Nate Amos scored 22 points, and three other Culpeper players reached double figures as the Blue Devils boys basketball team topped Maggie Walker 77-66 in its regular-season finale Wednesday night. Zach Eckard added 18 points, Quentin Butler finished with 15 and Collin McClanahan had 11 for Culpeper (8-13), which clinched...

GCPS students turning down offers to attend Maggie Walker

Each year, Goochland County Public Schools offers the opportunity for the district’s academically gifted eighth grade students to apply for admission into the Maggie L. Walker Governor’s School, a public regional magnet high school in Richmond. But while Goochland is typically awarded seven of the program’s slots, this...

For 20 years, white students have been accepted into Maggie Walker at a rate nearly four times higher than Black students

In 2010, Tiyanna Stewart was the only Black student from Chesterfield County Public Schools selected to attend the Maggie L. Walker Governor’s School, a common tale for many Black students entering the school. Data obtained by the Richmond Times-Dispatch through open records requests shows that Chesterfield sent one Black student...

One building, two schools: The legacy of segregation at Maggie Walker

Emmett Jafari, 67, and his teenage granddaughter, Mariam Jafari-Nassali, both take pride in the education they received in a building at the corner of Leigh and Lombardy streets named for a Richmond civil rights pioneer. But their experiences, separated by five decades that saw a thriving Black school shuttered after...

Powhatan field hockey opening season 3-0 after 1-0 win over Maggie Walker

RICHMOND -- After taking on three tough programs in Monacan, Douglas Freeman and Maggie Walker Governor’s School in the opening stretch of the 2021 fall season, Powhatan field hockey is off to an unbeaten 3-0 start. The Indians’ latest victory came Tuesday night when they held off Maggie Walker’s Green...
Daily Progress

Monroe annihilates Maggie Walker, 15-0

The William Monroe High School varsity softball team shut out the Maggie Walker Green Dragons 15-0 in the Region 3B quarterfinals on Monday night. William Monroe was first on the board in the first inning, scoring two. They followed with two runs in the third, three runs in the fourth and eight runs in the fifth.
Northern Virginia Daily

Skyline falls short to Maggie Walker in double OT

FRONT ROYAL — Skyline’s girls soccer team put together a season to remember, but it came to a heartbreaking halt on Monday night. The second-seeded Hawks saw a two-goal lead evaporate in the second half and fell to seventh-seeded Maggie Walker, 3-2 in double overtime, in the Region 3B quarterfinals.