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Who Was Madam C.J. Walker? (Repeat)
February 08, 2021
Madam C.J. Walker was born to slaves and died the first self-made female millionaire in the United States. Her business was built in Indiana, but her legacy extends far beyond her fortune–her activism and philanthropy have had a lasting impact. And her story came to life earlier this year as a series on Netflix, starring Octavia Spencer.
Today we talk to A’Lelia Bundles, the official biographer and great-great granddaughter of Madam C.J. Walker.
Note: The closing date for the Indiana Historical Society exhibit mentioned in this interview has been extended to April 2022.
Originally aired February 18.
Produced by Maggie Gelon.
Author, “On Her Own Ground: The Life and Times of Madam C.J. Walker”