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COMING IN 2018

January 10: National Archives – Interview with Henry Louis Gates (Washington, DC)

February 1: Indianapolis

February 3: National Museum of African American History and Culture (Washington, DC)

February 10: Columbia University Women’s Conference (New York, NY)

February 22: Booksiging – All about Madam C. J. Walker (Indianapolis)

February 23: Booksigning with Rochelle Riley – The Burden: African Americans & the Enduring Legacy of Slavery (Indianapolis)

April 6: San Francisco/Bay Area National Coalition of 100 Black Women/Madam Walker Empowerment Luncheon (San Francisco)

April 13: (Cambridge, MA)

April 14: The Pierians (Baltimore, MD)

April 20: Indianapolis

April 21: Indianapolis

 

2017 SPEECHES & APPEARANCES

February 4: Northeasterners (Washington, DC)

February 9: Friendship Heights Center Black History Month (Chevy Chase, MD)

February 23: Annual Black History Month Event: U.S. District Court for the Southern District of Indiana (Indianapolis)

March 15: Middle Tennessee State University Women’s History Month (Murfreesboro, TN)

May 26: Radcliffe Day — Radcliffe Medal Tribute to Gwen Ifill and Video (Cambridge, MA)

July 21: Agnes & Dora Bloom Conference (Sandy, UT)

July 23: Women’s Annual Tea (Chevy Chase, MD)

August 5-6: Madam C. J. Walker Beauty Culture at Delta Sigma Theta Convention (Las Vegas, NV)

August 10: Columbia University Celebrates Harlem Week (New York, NY)

September 26: National Association of Social Workers Conference (Indianapolis, IN)

October 8: Columbia Alumni Leaders Weekend Climate Response Panel Moderator (New York, NY)

October 18: Agnes & Dora Bloom Convention (Philadelphia, PA)

October 20: OLLI – Osher Lifelong Learning Institute (Washington, DC)

October 24: Agnes & Dora Bloom Convention (Las Vegas, NV)

October 25: Wednesday Morning Group (Bethesda, MD)

November 8: March on Washington Film Festival Conversation with Dr. Joyce Ladner (Washington, DC)

 

2016 SPEECHES

January 16: Oxon Hill Chapter American Business Women’s Association (Oxon Hill, MD)

February 4: A Conversation with Filmmaker Aviva Kempner (National Archives/Washington, DC)

February 8: Professor Samuel Freedman’s Class at Columbia Graduate School of Journalism (New York, NY)

February 9: A Conversation with Columbia Dean Alondra Nelson (National Archives/Washington, DC)

February 18:  Black Lives Matter: Past, Present and Future (Cal State University, Fullerton, CA)

February 20: MC at 90th annual ASALH Black History Luncheon (Renaissance Hotel/Washington, DC)

March 19: Philadelphia National Coalition of 100 Black Women’s 30th Annual Madam Walker Luncheon (Philadelphia)

March 22: Contemporary Club of Indianapolis (Indianapolis, IN)

April 7: Chabot Community College (Hayward, CA)

April 8: Bay Area National Coalition of 100 Black Women’s Annual Madam Walker Luncheon (San Francisco)

May 15: Wilson College Commencement (Chambersburg, PA)

May 20: Maret School (Washington, DC)

June 21: Harlem Link Charter School Graduation (New York, NY)

October 1: Sister-to-Sister Annual Tea (Chevy Chase, MD)

October 9: The Shuffle Along Generation at Woodlawn Cemetery (The Bronx)

October 11: History & Heritage: The Family Collage (The Gantt Center/Charlotte, NC)

October 15: Indiana Bicentennial Torch Relay (Madam Walker Theatre Center/Indianapolis, IN)

October 17: National Archives Foundation Signers Circle (National Archives/Washington, DC)

October 19: Black Power and Black Lives Matter (National Archives/Washington, DC)  YouTube Livestream on 10/19

October 27: Albany Community Action Partnership Dinner (Albany, NY)

November 4: Black Girl Nerds Podcast (Tune in at 6:30 p.m. ET)

November 19: Jack and Jill Mt Vernon Chapter 50th Anniversary (Springfield, VA)

 

 

 2015 SPEECHES

January 20: Between the Lines Interview with Vintage Black Glamour author Nichelle Gainer (Schomburg Center/New York) VIDEO LINK

February 10: “A Century of Black Life, History and Culture”/Black History Month (Defense Logistics Agency/Philadelphia)

February 11: “A Century of Black Life, History and Culture”/Black History Month (U. S. Government Accountability Office/Washington, DC)

February 12: USPS Robert Robinson Taylor Black Heritage Stamp First Day of Issue Ceremony (National Postal Museum/Washington, DC)

February 13: Denver Links/Hallett Fundamental Academy (Skype)

February 19: “A Century of Black Life, History and Culture”/Black History Month/FDIC (Washington, DC)

February 20: “Giving Back: The Soul of Philanthropy Reframed and Exhibited” (Johnson C. Smith University/Charlotte, NC)

February 24: Rosenwald Schools Lunchtime Talk with Filmmaker Aviva Kempner (Library of Congress/Washington, DC)

February 28: ASALH Centennial Celebration Luncheon (Wardman Marriott/Washington, DC)

March 29: Toledo-Lucas County Public Library (McMaster Center-Main Library/Toledo, OH)

April 11: Metropolitan Links Young Black Writers Awards Ceremony (Washington, DC)

April 14: A Conversation with Miss Jessie’s co-founder Miko Branch (Barnes & Noble/New York)

May 20: Leadership: A Conversation with Congressman John Lewis (Office of the Comptroller of the Currency/Washington, DC)

June 17: Hurston/Wright Foundation’s Juneteenth Celebration (Eatonville Restaurant/Washington, DC)

July 1: A Conversation with Author Pamela Newkirk about Newkirk’s new book, Spectacle: The Astonishing Life of Ota Benga (Busboys & Poets /Washington, DC)

July 11: Idlewild Music Fest  Women’s Empowerment Luncheon (Idlewild, MI)

July 16: March on Washington Film Festival Authors & Scholars Panel (National Archives/Wasington, DC)

August 26: Women’s Equality Day (Redstone Arsenal/Huntsville, AL)

September 25: HistoryMakers Back to School (Wilson SHS/Washington, DC)

October 16: American Business Women’s Association National Convention (Albuquerque, NM)

October 24: DC Author Festival (MLK Library/Washington, DC)

November 6: Madam Walker/Frederick Douglass Lecture  “A Legacy, A Life and a Landmark” (Jewel Center/Indianapolis, IN)

December 2: Professor Shatima Jones’s NYU Class: (De)Tangling the Business of Black Women’s Hair (New York)

December 12: Metropolitan DC Links Annual Christmas Luncheon MC (Columbia Country Club/Chevy Chase, MD)

 

 2014 Speeches

January 7: Zora Neale Hurston Birthday MLKing Library/Washington, DC

February 9: Just Good Friends Book Club/Rockville, MD

February 15: Duke Ellington’s “Queenie Pie”/Chicago Opera House/Chicago, IL

Febuary 16: Duke Ellington’s “Queenie Pie” Panel Discussion/Newberry Library/Chicago, IL

February 19: Wayne County Community College/Detroit, MI

February 21: Holland Knight/Washington, DC

February 22: ASALH Black History Month Luncheon/Marriott Wardman Park/Washington, DC VIDEO LINK

Feburary 27: Sonya Clark’s Hair Craft Project/Richmond, VA

February 28: Cleary Gottlieb/Washington, DC

March 1: HoosierHistoryLive! Radio Show/Tune in on line at 12 p.m.

March 13: Oakland/Bay Area NCBW Madam Walker Luncheon/San Francisco

March 20: “Fighting for Their Country, Fighting for Their Rights:  Black Soldiers and World War I”/Woodrow Wilson House/Wash, DC

March 21: Mather Residences/Chicago, IL (Skype)

March 26: “Harlem’s Joy Goddess“/NYPL Schomburg Center/New York

April 17: “Behind Downton Abbey’s Jack Ross: Jazz, Romance and Harlem High Society”/Winterthur/Winterthur, DE

May 18: Las Vegas National Coalition of 100 Black Women’s Tenth Anniversary Luncheon/Las Vegas

Sept 20: “On Books and Writing” at the Harvard/Radcliffe 40th Reunion/Cambridge, MA

Sept 23: Walker’s Legacy Honoring Admiral Michelle Howard/Washington, DC

Sept 23: DC Fashion Week at the National Archives/Washington, DC

Sept 24: Congressional Black Caucus Screening of “Breath of Freedom”/Washington, DC

Oct 1: Phyllis Wheatley YWCA/Washington, DC

October 21: Indiana Governor’s Conference for Women/Indianapolis, IN

 

2013 Past Events

January 1: “Emancipation Proclamation Sesquicentennial”  National Archives/Washington, DC  (A’Lelia’s Remarks)VG APB at Podium (Daniel Azal-USPS)

January 23:  “duPont Awards Investigate Reporting Panel”  Columbia University Graduate School of Journalism/New York, NY

February 7: Small Business Administration Town Hall/Washington, DC

February 8:  “Black History Month Family Night”  Zion Baptist Church/ Washington, DC

February 18: “Emancipation/March on Washington”/Northern Virginia Comm College/Alexandria, VA

February 21: Columbia University Black Alumni Council  Heritage Award Columbia Club/New York, NY

February 23: “Descendants of the Struggle” Panel W.E.B. DuBois Conference Clark Atlanta University/Washington, DC

March 2: Jackie Robinson Foundation Annual Scholars ‘ Mentoring and Leadership Conference Grand Hyatt/New York, NY

May 4: Portsmouth Black Heritage Trail Spring Symposium/Portsmouth, NH

May 18:  “The Challenge and the Call: Writing African American Biography” Panel at BIO-Compleat Biographer Conference Roosevelt Hotel/New York, NY

June 8: Washington Independent Review of Books Biography Panel/Washington, DC

July 6: Smithsonian Folklife Festival: The Will to Adorn/Washington, DC

July 28: Jeffrey Slavin Tea/Chevy Chase, MD

August 2: At the Well/Princeton, NJ

August 14: National Guard Readiness Center/Alexandria, VA

October 3: Morgan State Global School of Communications/Baltimore, MD

October 30: Nationa Preservation Conference/Indianapolis, IN

October 30: Madam Walker Theater Center Booksigning/Alexander Hotel/Indianapolis, IN

November 9: Colonial Williamsburg

November 23: Being Human Now Radio Interview

December 7: Indiana Historical Society Author Fair/Indianapolis, IN

 

2012 PAST EVENTS

January 13-14: Traci Lynn Fashion Jewelry 2012 Launch/Wilmington, DE

January 14: CNN Black in America Panel “The New Promised Land: Silicon Valley” with Navarrow Wright/Alexandria, VA

January 20: Columbia University Graduate School of Journalism duPont Awards Winners Circle Panel/New York, NY

February 7: FERC Black History Month Speech/Washington, DC

    VIDEO of A’Lelia’s FERC Speech begins at 12:00 

February 9: General Services Administration Black History Month/Crystal Plaza and Fairfax, VA

February 16: Department of the Treasury’s Black History Month Speech/Washington, DC

February 21: NTSB Black History Month Speech/Washington, DC

February 26: Woodlawn Cemetery Black History Month/Bronx, NY

March 23: Oakland/Bay Area National Coalition of 100 Black Women Luncheon/San Francisco, CA

March 29: Long Island University/Africana Studies Program & Voices of the Rainbow Series/Brooklyn, NY

April 10: University of Mary Washington/Fredericksburg, VA “Great Lives” Lecture Series (Click to hear WRIR radio interview)

April 20: Columbia Graduate School of Journalism Centennial/New York

A’Lelia at Columbia Journalism Centennial

May: “100 Years of Women in Journalism” Video (Columbia J-School Centennial)

June 10: National History Day/University of Maryland in College Park, MD

A’Lelia at National History Day

June 11: AARP Penn Branch Chapter 30th Anniversary Luncheon in Wash, DC

 July 4: National Archives Fourth of July Celebration Keynote/Wash, DC  (Also Archives Blog)

Sept 29: ASALH Saturday Luncheon Keynote/Pittsburgh, PA

October 9: “Balancing Act”  Women as Change Agents at Howard University/Washington, DC

Dec 19: Carter G. Woodson Birthday Lecture National Park Service & ASALH/Washington, DC

Dec 31: Emancipation Proclamation Watch Night/National Archives/Washington, DC

 

2010 PAST EVENTS
January 27: Walker’s Legacy (DC Commission for Women)
A’Lelia, Natalie Cofield and Clara Villarosa

February 4: Department of Labor (A Conversation with Secretary Hilda L. Solis)

February 5: Fort Valley State University (Davison Lecture Series)

February 20: A’Lelia MC’d the 84th annual ASALH Luncheon in Washington, DC

February 23: Videoconference with Latvian women entrepreneurs at the U. S. Embassy in Riga, Latvia

February 25: Ft. Meade, Maryland Black History Month Luncheon

March 1: IUPUI Women’s History Month Lecture
Click here for IUPUI TV interview with A’Lelia (start at 1:35)

March 3: Northern Virginia Community College/Alexandria, VA

March 17: Health and Human Services/HRSA/Rockville, MD

March 18: Bennett College for Women/Greensboro, NC

March 19: National League of American Pen Women/Washington, DC

March 22: University of Maryland/College Park, MDMarch 23: Montgomery Public Library

March 24: National Women’s History Project 30th Anniversary/NEA/Washington, DC

March 30: University of North Texas/Denton, TX

April 19: Eatonville Restaurant’s Food & Folklore Series/Washington, DC
A’Lelia discussed A’Lelia Walker’s 1920s Dark Tower with members of Maurice Hines’s
“Sophisticated Ladies” cast

April 26: Flint Public Library’s “Daughters of Destiny”–A’Lelia, Michelle Duster and Nettie Washington Douglass discussed their famous ancesters: The Flint Journal

April 27, 2010

May 3: Deborah Hardnett’s Wealthy Sistas Blog Radio interview with A’Lelia

 

2009 PAST EVENTS
March 20 San Francisco: Bay Area National Coalition of 100 Black Women

May 27: N Street Village Luncheon