Before 5: Madam Walker and A’Lelia Walker
Wednesday, March 26, 2014 from 2:00 PM to 3:30 PM (EDT)
New York, NY
Join author A'Lelia Bundles for a conversation on 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.
A’Lelia Bundles is president of the Madam Walker/A’Lelia Walker Family Archivesand author of On Her Own Ground: The Life and Times of Madam C. J. Walker, the award-winning, New York Times bestselling biography of her great-great-grandmother.
After a 30-year career as an executive and Emmy award winning producer with NBC News and ABC News, she currently devotes her time to writing and serving on nonprofit boards. She is president and chair of the board of the Foundation for the National Archives and a trustee of Columbia University. An accomplished and engaging public speaker, she has delivered keynote addresses at dozens of events, book festivals and conferences including Harvard University, London City Hall, the National Archives and on all the major television and radio networks including ABC, NBC, CBS, BBC, PBS and NPR.
Her most recent book, Madam Walker Theatre Center: An Indianapolis Treasure, was published in October 2013.
She currently is at work on the first comprehensive biography of her great-grandmother, A’Lelia Walker, whose Harlem Renaissance parties helped define that era.
When & Where
Schomburg Center for Research in Black Culture
The Schomburg Center for Research in Black Culture, a research unit of The New York Public Library, is one of the world's leading research facilities devoted to the preservation of materials on the global African and African diasporan experiences. A focal point of Harlem's cultural life, the Center sponsors programs and events that illuminate and illustrate the richness of black history and culture.
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