A’Lelia Walker and Pope Pius XI (Rome 1922)

Posted on 09/22/2015 at 5:18pm
Pope Pius XI in February 1922

As President Obama greeted Pope Francis on the tarmac at Andrews Air Force Base this afternoon, I couldn’t help butread more >

A’Lelia Walker’s 1924 Visit to Atlantic City

Posted on 04/03/2015 at 12:06pm
A'Lelia Walker with Everett Johnson on the beach in front of the Traymore Hotel. (aleliabundles.com/WalkerFamilyArchives)

Discreetly poured cocktails under the pavilion of George Walls’s Texas Avenue bathhouse and sunrise at Indiana Avenue beach made Atlanticread more >

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 >

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 >

Mud and Writing

Posted on 04/21/2014 at 1:47pm
Boots muddy water

Sometimes writing is like slogging through mud. A vast, clumpy sepia sea that extends beyond the horizon. A molasses thickread more >