Madam Walker’s Mentors, Sister Friends and Rivals

Posted on 09/08/2019 at 6:13pm
Madam C. J. Walker (Madam Walker Family Archives)

I’ve written a lot about Madam C. J. Walker’s professional and financial achievements, but to truly understand who she wasread more >

A’Lelia Walker’s Three Husbands

Posted on 09/03/2019 at 8:30pm
A'LeliaWalker FurTrim WM MWFA 200 dpi for AAIHS 5-15-2019

Today’s installment in the A’Lelia Walker story is a quick overview of her three husbands: John Robinson, Wiley Merlio Wilson and James Arthurread more >

Remembering A’Lelia Walker on the Anniversary of Her Funeral

Posted on 08/22/2019 at 4:26pm
Funeral Newspaper Scurlock and Walker Employees

A’Lelia Walker — Harlem Renaissance patron of the arts and daughter of entrepreneur Madam C. J. Walker — was buriedread 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 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 >