HW Pick: Help Make Madam C.J. Walker’s Home A National Treasure

Villa-Lewaro_zpscb031975In the early 1900’s, entrepreneur and philanthropist Madam C.J. Walker commissioned Vertner Tandy, the first licensed black architect in New York, to design a home for her.   Continue Reading →

A’Lelia Bundles At The Schomburg

ALelia-Bundles-Hurst-Join author A’Lelia Bundles for a conversation about Joy Goddess of Harlem, her forthcoming biography about her great-grandmother, A’Lelia Walker. Bundles will also share rarely seen vintage photographs and memorabilia with a focus on A’Lelia Walker’s life, parties, friends, and arts patronage in Harlem.  Continue Reading →

A Short History of Tea In Harlem

Tea in Harlem has been a constant since its early years with the Muscoota Indians in East Harlem to the Harlem Renaissance with Lelia Walker’s Dark Tower on 136th Street in Central Harlem. Continue Reading →

HW Radio: Madam C.J. Walker in Harlem

Newsmakers, Experts and Current Events in the World of Harlem.

Today, it’s all about Madam C.J. Walker in Harlem. Host Danny Tisdale speaks to author A’Lelia Bundles (left) about her great-great-grandmother’s life, a new street naming in Harlem, and her new book on A’Lelia Walker’s “The Dark Tower” in Harlem.

Also, Danny talks to Vivian Randolph president of Madame C.J. Walker Enterprise, Inc., about the Walker business legacy, it’s past, present and future.

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A’Lelia Walker, The Kelis Of The Harlem Renaissance

The daughter of Madam C.J. Walker, A’Lelia Walker was the Kelis of the Harlem Renaissance. The arts patron, who loved expensive cars and jewelry. Continue Reading →