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Who was Madam C.J. Walker? (Repeat)
December 18, 2020
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.
Originally aired February 18.
Produced by Maggie Gelon.
Author, “On Her Own Ground: The Life and Times of Madam C.J. Walker”