“I am a woman who came from the cotton fields of the South. From there I was promoted to the washtub. From there I was promoted to the cook kitchen. And from there I promoted myself into the business of manufacturing hair goods and preparations….I have built my own factory on my own ground.”

Madam Walker
July 1912

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Artifacts from the Madam Walker Family Archives of Walker’s great-great-granddaughter, A’Lelia Bundles (www.aleliabundles.com)

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Madam Walker’s photograph by Addison ScurlockThe Madam Walker Family Archives is home to thousands of letters, photos and personal items that belonged to Madam Walker and A’Lelia Walker

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