My Grandmother’s Harlem Renaissance Wedding

Posted on 12/01/2011 at 5:15pm

Mae Walker’s November 1923 wedding was Harlem’s most elegant, most opulent event of the season. Coordinated with an impresario’s flare by her mother, A’Lelia Walker, the hair care heiress, the nuptials drew guests from three continents. But there was a glitch: the bride was in love with someone else.