Right Worthy Grand Mission: Maggie Lena Walker and the Quest for Black Economic Empowerment

Right Worthy Grand Mission: Maggie Lena Walker and the Quest for Black Economic Empowerment

by Gertrude Woodruff Marlowe
     
 

ISBN-10: 0882582100

ISBN-13: 9780882582108

Pub. Date: 10/28/2003

Publisher: Howard University Press

As Right Worth Grand Secretary-Treasurer of the Independent Order of St. Luke, an African American fraternal and cooperative insurance society, Maggie Lena Walker (186?-1934) is credited with single-handedly bringing the organization back from the brink of insolvency by biographer Marlowe (a former anthropology professor at Howard U.). Walker, who became the

Overview

As Right Worth Grand Secretary-Treasurer of the Independent Order of St. Luke, an African American fraternal and cooperative insurance society, Maggie Lena Walker (186?-1934) is credited with single-handedly bringing the organization back from the brink of insolvency by biographer Marlowe (a former anthropology professor at Howard U.). Walker, who became the wealthiest African American women known through her founding and steering of the first Black-owned bank, is also lauded as one of the great African American leaders of her time. Annotation ©2004 Book News, Inc., Portland, OR

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780882582108
Publisher:
Howard University Press
Publication date:
10/28/2003
Edition description:
New Edition
Pages:
352
Product dimensions:
6.00(w) x 9.00(h) x 0.80(d)
Age Range:
14 - 18 Years

Table of Contents

Forewordix
Prefacexiii
Acknowledgmentsxix
Introductionxxiii
1Early Years1
2Stepping Up To Leadership27
3Voicing A New Vision54
4Theory Into Action79
5Preserving Gains108
6Politics Of Prominence137
7Reignited Activism167
8A Stately Descent200
9Lasting Legacy236
Appendix AIndependent Order of St. Luke Membership Figures262
Appendix BThe Will Controversy268
Index272

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