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July 15
Maggie Lena Walker, business and civic leader, was born in Richmond, VA, on this date in 1867. Walker was the nation's first black woman to head a bank. Walker founded the St. Luke Penny Savings Bank in Richmond, VA, in 1903.

A. J. Hayne, a black man who was captain of the Arkansas militia, was assassinated on this date in 1869.

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