“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

Feb 2014  Today's Madam Walker Black History Month Fact

If you're doing research about Walker, you'll find dozens of articles, videos and links in our special Black History Report Guide.

For media queries and licensing questions, please contact Walker's biographer and great-great-granddaughter, A'Lelia Bundles at www.aleliabundles.com ...but if you are writing a Black History Report, please click here first.

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A’Lelia Bundles, Madam CJ Walker Family Archives

Students Grades 1 – 12

Welcome to the Official Madam C. J. Walker website, which is designed to help students prepare reports and presentations about Madam Walker.

Because the foundation of a well-written paper is research, we urge you to read the material that already is provided on the website before sending your questions. After you’ve read the material, we welcome your questions at apbundles@verizon.net.

The following links should answer most of your questions:

Click here for Black History Month Resources including articles, videos and photos.

Click links below for other Madam Walker information for your reports:

FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS

MADAM WALKER’S BIO

A’LELIA WALKER’S BIO

BIBLIOGRAPHY

BOOK EXCERPT

AUDIO/VIDEO
SMITHSONIAN INSTITUTION LEMELSON CENTER PODCAST
Inventive Voices Interviews A’Lelia Bundles/Free iPod download
Click #10 and #11 “Madam Walker” 2/13/2009

Students: This is a great interview with info about Madam Walker

HGTV VIDEO ABOUT MADAM WALKER
Click for excellent video about Walker’s life

CEO TV INTERVIEW ABOUT MADAM WALKER (July 2011)

PRIMARY RESEARCH DOCUMENTS ABOUT MADAM WALKER                                                                                                                     A’Lelia Bundles, Walker’s great-great-granddaughter and biographer, talks about her research at the National Archives

PBS AFRICAN AMERICAN HISTORY TIMELINE

Click for video of Walker’s great-great-granddaughter’s interview on Walker

EDUCATIONAL LINKS
NATIONAL PARK SERVICE Madam Walker Lesson Plan
Madam Walker and J. C. Penney
http://www.nps.gov/nr/twhp/wwwlps/lessons/walker/Walker.htm

INDIANA HISTORICAL SOCIETY (www.indianahistory.org)

Click for Nickelodeon video poem about Madam Walker

Click for America.gov podcast about Madam Walker

ARTICLES ABOUT MADAM WALKER  (Also click “BIBLIOGRAPHY”):

Harvard Business School Madam Walker Case Study (June 25, 2007)

U. S. State Department “Business Savvy to Generous Philanthropy” Mar 1, 2010

A’Lelia Bundles Donates Walker Photo to National Portrait Gallery (2008)

Scholastic Search

Scholastic Magazine by Sarah Blustain

Gale Group Biography

New York Times Obituary May 26, 1919

Finding Dulcinea: Librarian of the Internet December 23, 2009

A’Lelia Bundles speaks about Madam Walker January 27, 2010

AAUW Blog about Madam Walker February 26, 2009

Harvard Business School Great American Leaders of the 20th Century

Wealthy Sistas Blog Radio interview about Madam Walker May 3, 2010

Jim Crow Museum/Ferris State University August 2009