Tag Archives: Madam Walker Family Archives

Villa Lewaro Named a National Treasure

We are thrilled to announce that Villa Lewaro, Madam C. J. Walker’s Irvington, New York estate, has been named a National Treasure by the National Trust for Historic Preservation. Many thanks to Brent Leggs, to Harold and Helena Doley (the … Continue reading

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A’Lelia Walker’s Sterling Silver Flask

Now that I’m into the serious writing phase of my new biography of A’Lelia Walker (1885-1931), my great-grandmother and the only daughter of entrepreneur and philanthropist Madam C. J. Walker, I’ll be posting more stories about the discoveries I’ve been … Continue reading

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June 6, 2011: Happy Birthday A’Lelia Walker!

My great-grandmother and namesake, A’Lelia Walker (1885-1931), loved getting flowers on her birthday! Orchids. Dahlias. Gladiolas. Roses. She had everything else–houses, diamonds, furs, cars–plus great friends, a gregarious spirit and a love of life. Well, almost everything, but you’ll have … Continue reading

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