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OLLI Lecture: A'Lelia Bundles, A Family Story: Madam C. J. Walker and A'Lel...

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AU Spring Valley Building

4801 Massachusetts Avenue NW

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Washington, DC 20016

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Author and journalist A’Lelia Bundles will discuss her great-great-grandmother, Madam C. J. Walker — the early twentieth-century, African-American entrepreneur and philanthropist — who revolutionized the hair care industry and helped finance the NAACP’s anti-lynching movement. She’ll discuss her research on her four books about Madam Walker and her in-progress biography of her great-grandmother, A’Lelia Walker, whose parties and arts patronage helped define the Harlem Renaissance. The Walker womens’ lives span American history from the Civil War through the Great Depression and provide context for a more expansive interpretation of women and African Americans.

A’Lelia Bundles is the author of On Her Own Ground: The Life and Times of Madam C. J. Walker, a biography of her great-great-grandmother, which has been optioned for a television series featuring Oscar-award winner, Octavia Spencer. Bundles is Chair of the Board of the National Archives Foundation and a Vice Chair of Columbia University’s Board of Trustees. She spent 30 years as a producer and executive with NBC News and ABC News.

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Washington, DC 20016

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