Madam C. J. Walker’s 150th Birthday (December 23, 2017)

Posted on 12/23/2017 at 10:48am
Madam C. J. Walker was born 150 years ago on December 23, 1867.

Madam C. J. Walker was born Sarah Breedlove on December 23, 1867 on the same Delta, Louisiana plantation where herread more >

Madam C. J. Walker’s First National Convention (August 30-31, 1917)

Posted on 08/30/2017 at 6:29pm
Madam C. J. Walker hosts the first annual convention of the Walker Beauty Culturists in Philadelphia on August 30-31, 1917. (Photo credit: Madam Walker Family Archives)

One hundred years ago this week — on August 30 and August 31, 1917 — hair care entrepreneur Madam more >

Harlem Delegation Visits White House to Protest Lynching – August 1, 1917

Posted on 08/01/2017 at 6:31pm
Silent Protest Parade July 28, 1917 (Source: Library of Congress)

July 28 marked the 100th anniversary of the Silent Protest Parade when 10,000 African Americans of all ages marched silentlyread more >

Free State of Jones

Posted on 06/25/2016 at 4:23pm
Matthew McConaughey (center)  and Mahershala Ali (center left) star in THE FREE STATE OF JONES

Free State of Jones tells the kind of Civil War era story that should have been on Hollywood screens aread more >

Strategy, Service and Serendipity (5-15-2016) Wilson College Commencement

Posted on 05/16/2016 at 11:07pm
Wilson College 2016 Commencement Program, Hood and Honorary Doctor of Letters.

Yesterday I had the privilege of delivering the commencement speech for Wilson College in Chambersburg, Pennsylvania. Founded in 1869, Wilsonread more >