Author and journalist A’Lelia Bundles is the author of biographies about prominent women in her family history: entrepreneur Madam C. J. Walker and Harlem Renaissance icon A’Lelia Walker. “On Her Own Ground: The Life and Times of Madam C. J. Walker” is a New York Times Notable Book and the non-fiction source for “Self Made,” the fictionalized four-part Netflix series starring Oscar-winner Octavia Spencer. “The Joy Goddess of Harlem: A’Lelia Walker and the Harlem Renaissance,” details the life of Bundles’ great-grandmother, whose parties, arts patronage and travels helped define the era.
After a 30-year career as an executive and Emmy Award-winning producer with ABC News and NBC News, Bundles is now brand historian for MCJW, a line of hair care products inspired by Madam Walker and created by Sundial Brands. She is founder of the Madam Walker Family Archives.
An interview with Bundles will be available on the 44 New Voices YouTube channel starting at 5 p.m. EST Nov. 30.
The talk is sponsored by 44 New Voices, a project of the Newhouse School’s Center for Digital Media Entrepreneurship.
This event was published on November 30, 2020.