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 >

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 >

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 made Atlantic City one of A’Lelia Walker’s favoriteread more >

“Going Down the Rabbit Hole” in Search of the Joy Goddess

Posted on 02/11/2014 at 8:17pm
SS Paris A'Lelia Walker sails from New York to Le Havre in November 1921

“Going down a rabbit hole.” People use this phrase to mean many different things. For anyone whose writing requires research,read more >

BlackPast.org Features A’Lelia Walker Essay

Posted on 02/05/2014 at 5:54pm
A'Lelia Walker with her mother, Madam C. J. Walker, in Indianapolis circa 1914 (Madam Walker Family Archives)

Many thanks to Quintard Taylor and BlackPast.org for inviting me to write an essay about A’Lelia Walker for Black Historyread more >