Madam Walker’s great-great-granddaughter

A’Lelia Bundles is the great-great-granddaughter of trailblazing entrepreneur Madam C. J. Walker and a trailblazer in her own right. Bundles was amongst the first group of women to graduate from Harvard University and also received a Master’s Degree from the Columbia University School of Journalism.  She was an early female presence in network television newsrooms, serving as a producer at ABC and NBC News.  Her book On Her Own Ground: The Life and Times of Madam C. J. Walker was named a New York Times’ Notable Book in 2001.

Here, Bundles presents a brief episodic history of the life of her great-great-grandmother, Madam C. J. Walker.


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