Tag Archives: A’Lelia Walker

Madam C. J. Walker FAQ#1: “When and where was Madam Walker born?”

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 “I am a woman who came from the cotton fields of the South.” –Madam C. J. Walker (1912 National Negro Business League Convention) Madam C. J. Walker was born Sarah Breedlove on December 23, 1867 in Delta, Louisiana on the … Continue reading

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Faith Ringgold’s “The Sunflowers Quilting Bee at Arles” and Madam C. J. Walker

Between friendship links on Facebook and research on Ancestry.com (which I've decided is Facebook for the dearly departed), I've been able to make connections and conduct a level of intimate research for my new book about my great-grandmother, A'Lelia Walker, that I … Continue reading

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Woodlawn Cemetery–Madam Walker’s Burial Place–Named National Historic Landmark

June 30, 2011: Secretary of the Interior Ken Salazar today announced that The Woodlawn Cemetery in The Bronx–where enterpreneur Madam C. J. Walker and her Harlem Renaissance arts patron daughter, A’Lelia Walker, are buried–has been designated a National Historic Landmark, … Continue reading

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Madam Walker and Black Entrepreneurs

                                      “I got my start by giving myself a start”      Madam Walker and Black Entrepreneurs between the Civil War & World War I While many enterprising African American men and women created profitable outlets for their skills as trades people, … Continue reading

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