CAA D.C. | Madam C.J. Walker: The First Self-Made Woman Millionaire

This event will take place virtually at 3:30pm PDT/6:30pm EDT. Not in PDT or EDT? Check your time zone.

In celebration of Women’s History Month, the Columbia Alumni Association of Washington, D.C. hosts award-winning author and journalist A’Lelia Bundles '76JRN and Tetiana Anderson '99JRN, acclaimed journalist and media executive, for a fireside chat about A’Lelia’s great-great-grandmother, the legendary Madam C. J. Walker, the first self-made American female millionaire.

A’Lelia will share her exhaustive research on her great-great-grandmother, including personal records and letters about her as well as exclusive photographs from the family archives.

The legacy of Madam Walker is the subject of numerous books, a play, a film documentary, and recently as Self-Made, a fictional Netflix television series starring Octavia Spencer based on A’Lelia’s nonfiction biography On Her Own Ground: The Life and Times of Madam C. J. Walker, which began as her master degree's paper at Columbia. Walker’s personal papers are preserved at the Indiana Historical Society & two of her properties are listed on the National Register of Historic Places. MADAM by Madam C. J. Walker, a line of hair care products manufactured by Sundial Brands and sold online and in more than 3,000 Walmart stores, carries on Walker’s business tradition.

Time will be allocated for Q&A.

Cosponsored by:

  • Columbia University Club of New York
  • Brown University Club of DC
  • MIT Club of Washington DC
  • Harvard Club of Washington DC

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March 22, 2022 at 3:30pm - 5pm

Online - Zoom


Kathryn Hofstetter