1864 — Born July 15 to Elizabeth Draper and later works with her mother as a laundress to make ends meet
1883 — Graduates from Richmond Colored Normal School, teaches for three years before marrying Armstead Walker, Jr.
1899 — Leads Independent Order of St. Luke (IOSL) as Right Worthy Grand Secretary with vision for banking, newspaper and retail enterprises
1903 — Charters St. Luke Penny Savings Bank, becoming nation's first African American femail bank president
1904 — Uses her newspaper, the St. Luke Herald, to incite a two-year boycott of Richmond's segregated streetcars
1905 — Operates the St. Luke Emporium, offering retail, employment and training opportunities for Richmond's black women
1921 — Campaign for Virginia's Superintendent of Public Instruction on an all-black political ticket
By 1925 — Transforms IOSL from a struggling burial society into a thriving insurance company in over 20 states with 100,000
1920-1930s — Influential leader in NAACP, National Association of Colored Women, Urban League, National Negro Business League
1934 — Passes away December 15 at her home, imparting a legacy of service, activism, and empowerment.