Original Author: The Browns photo studio, Richmond
Created: Early twentieth century
Medium: Mounted photographic print
Publisher: Valentine Richmond History Center
Maggie Walker and the Juvenile Branch of the Independent Order of Saint Luke
Maggie Lena Walker is flanked by Mattie Dawson (left), and Emeline Johnson (right), officers in the Juvenile Branch of the Independent Order of Saint Luke, a black fraternal organization based in Richmond. As grand matron of the Independent Order, Walker established the Juvenile Branch to help instill a sense of community and confidence in young African Americans. This photograph was made by The Browns studio in Richmond, which chronicled the city's black community for several generations.
Citation: Witherspoon Collection, Valentine Richmond History Center