In 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 →
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 →
This was the site of A’Lelia Walker’s (1885-1931) home and famous salon, “The Dark Tower,” which she hosted for writers, musicians, and other artists during the 1920s. Continue Reading →
Eighty years ago this month on August 17, 1931–after a lovely day at the beach celebrating a friend’s birthday– A’Lelia Walker, my great-grandmother and namesake, died in Long Branch, New Jersey. Continue Reading →
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.