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 →

Anniversary Of A’Lelia Walker’s Death (August 17th, 1931)

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 →

HW Questionnaire: Vivian Randolph, President, Madame C.J. Walker Enterprises

Vivian Randolph

Her father purchased Madame C.J. Walker Enterprises when she was a little girl, now as president, the mother and avid reader is set to take the company to the next level in a new century. 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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