On December 23, 1867, Madam C.J. Walker (nee Sarah Breedlove), was born on a plantation in Louisiana. This daughter of former slaves went on to become one of the 20th century's most successful, self-made entrepreneurs. In part two of this podcast, A'Lelia Bundles, Walker's great-great-granddaughter, describes Walker's social activism in her later years and reflects on her own journey to document her family legacy. Bundles is the author of On Her Own Ground: The Life and Times of Madam C.J. Walker (2001).
A production of the Smithsonian's Lemelson Center. Written and hosted by Will Eastman. Audio production and theme music by Will Eastman. Art Molella, executive producer. Maggie Dennis, podcast program manager. Joyce Bedi, webmaster. A'Lelia Bundles was interviewed on 29 January 2009 by Will Eastman. Podcast released 24 March 2009.
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