Remembering April 4, 1968

Posted on 04/08/2018 at 2:41pm
"The Armor We Still Need" by A'Lelia Bundles in Rochelle Riley's The Burden: African Americans and the Enduring Impact of Slavery (Wayne State University Press 2018)

We all remember where we were on April 4, 1968. We remember when we first heard that Martin Luther King,read more >

Delphia: The Price of Freedom

Posted on 10/14/2014 at 12:34pm
Delphia Hendry's great-grandson, Marion R. Perry, preserved her Emancipation Certificate and passed it on to his granddaughter. (www.aleliabundles.com)

In 1838 when William Hendry of Greene County, Tennessee drew up his will, he included this passage: “It is myread more >

Mud and Writing

Posted on 04/21/2014 at 1:47pm

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

Writing Biography: An Update on “The Joy Goddess of Harlem”

Posted on 11/23/2013 at 8:54pm
Langston Hughes called A'Lelia Walker "the joy goddess of Harlem's 1920s."

Anyone who knows me well, knows I’ve been working on a biography of A’Lelia Walker, my great-grandmother and namesake, forread more >