“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

A'Lelia Bundles Talks About Madam Walker

Madam Walker's Secrets to Success

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Scholars/College Level

Welcome to the Official Madam C. J. Walker website. If you are conducting scholarly research about Walker for books or college level courses, you will find the detailed endnotes and comprehensive bibliography in A’Lelia Bundles’s On Her Own Ground: The Life and Times of Madam C. J. Walker very helpful. The Madam Walker Family Archives is the largest private collection of Walker photographs, primary source letters and business records, furniture and artifacts. A’Lelia Bundles. Madam Walker’s great-great-granddaughter and biographer, will be happy to assist you with your research. Contact her at [email protected]

We also are interested in hearing from anyone who includes On Her Own Ground in a college level reading list or who is teaching about Madam Walker or her daughter, A’Lelia Walker and the Harlem Renaissance.

Articles that may interest you:
Harvard Business School Madam Walker Case Study

Madam Walker Blog

Links for Madam Walker bio info and articles

A’Lelia Bundles discusses her Walker research at the National Archives

A’Lelia Bundles discusses Walker’s philanthropy and political activism 

Labor Secretary Hilda Solis and A’Lelia Bundles discuss Madam Walker

Click here for a more extensive bibliography
If your focus is on Madam Walker’s role as a hair care industry pioneer, visit our “Hair” links