The Future of Villa Lewaro: Madam Walker’s Dream of Dreams

Posted on 10/26/2014 at 3:06pm
Villa Lewaro, Madam C. J. Walker's Irvington, NY home (David Bohl/Historic New England)

During the week of October 19, 2014 the National Trust for Historic Preservation featured Villa Lewaro, Madam Walker’s Irvington-on-Hudson, Newread more >

Of Serendipity and the Ancestors

Posted on 10/25/2014 at 9:57pm
Yvonne Foster Southerland and A'Lelia Bundles at Columbia University (Oct 19, 2014)

It has to be more than coincidence that so many clues and links to my family history just keep beingread more >

Delphia: The Price of Freedom

Posted on 10/14/2014 at 12:34pm
Delphia Hendry's great-grandson, Marion R. Perry, preserved her Emancipation Certificate and passed it on to his granddaughter. (www.aleliabundles.com)

In 1838 when William Hendry of Greene County, Tennessee drew up his will, he included this passage: “It is myread more >

Four Free Women Re-visited

Posted on 09/26/2014 at 9:36am
Four Free Women

In April 2012 at the time of the 150th anniversary of the emancipation of enslaved people in the District ofread more >

A’Lelia Walker’s 1922 Visit with Ethiopian Empress Zauditu

Posted on 07/12/2014 at 10:36am
At the 1916 coronation of Ethiopian Empress Zauditu, whom A'Lelia Walker visited in Addis Ababa in March 1922.

So finally I am finished with the two chapters (for my forthcoming book Joy Goddess of Harlem: A’Lelia Walker andread more >