Life and Legacy
Flaxie Madison Pinkett was an activist, a social entrepreneur, and a dynamic African-American woman. She inherited John R. Pinkett Inc; the first insurance and real estate firm in Washington, D.C. that was fully owned and operated by an African-American.
It was quite unusual for an African-American woman to direct a major corporation in the 1950's, but Pinkett helmed her father's corporation for 49 years. She overcame obstacles in the form of racial and gender discrimination and served as a role model to her family and the D.C. community. This online exhibition provides a brief glimpse into Pinkett's remarkable life and will encourage you to discover more about her work.