About Ashanti Wright

Ashanti Wright is an Operations and Public and Consumer Affairs intern in Ketchum’s DC office. Wright studied media arts and design as well as communications at James Madison University and graduated in 2016. She is passionate about traveling, making new discoveries, and experiencing new cultures.

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Black History Month: The Legacy of Maggie Walker

Richmond, Virginia, my hometown, has a complicated history. As a Richmond resident, or if you’ve turned on the news within the last five years, you’d know it’s home to a few grandiose reminders of our continued struggle with racial equality. And while these unpleasant reminders may fade into the monotony of our day-to-day lives, their presence still lingers in the back of our minds. However, Richmond’s newest statue is of a black woman whose expert public relations skills gave rise to the oldest black owned bank in Richmond. Her influence and ideals are still a guiding light in the community today.

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