Johnny Mickens III, great-grandson of Maggie L. Walker, center, is among more than 230 people who turned out Tuesday evening for the hearing on city plans for honoring Mrs. Walker. Beside him is his ex-wife, Faithe Norrell, a member of the Public Arts Commission’s Site Selection Committee. Location: Auditorium in the Main Library in Downtown.
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Too small and too congested with traffic. That reality is starting to clash with the vision of creating a $600,000 to $800,000 plaza and statue celebrating Maggie L. Walker at the intersection of Broad and Adams streets and Brook Road in Downtown.