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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’s Wonderful Hair Grower

When Madam C. J. Walker founded the Madam C. J. Walker Manufacturing Company in 1906 in Denver, her first two products were Madam Walker’s Wonderful Hair Grower and a vegetable-based shampoo. Within the next few years she added a product … 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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