The Real A’Lelia Walker Is Much More Interesting Than the Myth

Posted on 06/06/2019 at 11:20pm
A'Lelia Walker circa 1913

A’Lelia Walker was born 134 years ago today on June 6, 1885. I’ve written a lot about her since Iread more >

The Centennial of Madam C. J. Walker’s Death – May 25, 1919

Posted on 05/26/2019 at 7:38pm
MW Obit HEADLINES 1

On Sunday morning, May 25, 1919 – exactly 100 years ago this weekend – Madam C. J. Walker died atread 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 >

Happy Birthday, Langston Hughes! (A’Lelia Walker and Langston Hughes)

Posted on 02/01/2016 at 7:14pm
Langston Hughes

Happy Birthday, Langston Hughes and Happy Black History Month 2016! For my A’Lelia Walker biography, I’m in the midst ofread more >

Happy 148th Birthday to Madam C. J. Walker!

Posted on 12/23/2015 at 10:22am
Madam C. J. Walker (MW Family Archives)

Today — December 23, 2015 — is the 148th anniversary of Madam C. J. Walker’s birth! She was born Sarahread more >