Madam C. J. Walker’s First National Convention (August 30-31, 1917)

Posted on 08/30/2017 at 6:29pm
Madam C. J. Walker hosts the first annual convention of the Walker Beauty Culturists in Philadelphia on August 30-31, 1917. (Photo credit: Madam Walker Family Archives)

One hundred years ago this week — on August 30 and August 31, 1917 — hair care entrepreneur Madam C.read more >

Strategy, Service and Serendipity (5-15-2016) Wilson College Commencement

Posted on 05/16/2016 at 11:07pm
Wilson College 2016 Commencement Program, Hood and Honorary Doctor of Letters.

Yesterday I had the privilege of delivering the commencement speech for Wilson College in Chambersburg, Pennsylvania. Founded in 1869, Wilsonread more >

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

Posted on 12/23/2015 at 10:22am
MW Portrait Color aleliabundles.com MadamWalkerFamilyArchives 8-28-2015 for BIO

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

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 >