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The Maggie Walker Statue Unveiling. 

A large crowd gathered on Broad Street today for the unveiling of the Maggie Walker statue.
A large crowd gathered in the morning heat on Saturday, the 153rd birthday of Maggie Walker, to welcome Richmond's latest work of public art.
Sculptor Toby Mendez, Liza Mickens, great-great granddaughter of Maggie Walker, and Richmond mayor Levar Stoney unveil the statue.
Park ranger Alena Rogers celebrates the unveiling.
Sculptor Toby Mendez pauses for a moment after the unveiling.
Moments after the statue was unveiled the crowd swarmed.
Melvin Jones was an advocate for getting the statue placed on Broad Street.
Members of the Maggie Walker family who attended the unveiling.
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Richmond Mayor Levar Stoney.
Liza Mickens, the great-great granddaughter of Maggie Walker glances skyward while speaking about her grandmother.
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Many speakers remarked about the educational opportunities the statue will offer Richmond's youth.
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Statue advocate Melvin Jones and sculptor Toby Mendez shake hands after the unveiling.
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A large crowd gathered in the morning heat on Saturday, the 153rd birthday of Maggie Walker, to welcome Richmond's latest work of public art.
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