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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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Happy 144th Birthday, Madam C. J. Walker!

Sarah Breedlove–who later would become known to the world as Madam C. J. Walker–was born on December 23, 1867, just two days before Christmas. The year had been a particularly difficult one for her parents, Owen and Minerva Anderson Breedlove, who struggled to farm … Continue reading

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Family Photos and Serendipity

When it comes to my research about Madam Walker and A’Lelia Walker, I have had many incredibly serendipitous moments. Sometimes the stars align and long lost items seem to find their way back home. Last fall, out of the blue, … Continue reading

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