This was A’Lelia Walker’s, back in the day from 1885-1931, it was a home and famous salon, “The Dark Tower,” which she hosted for writers, musicians, artists at 108 West 136th Street in Harlem during the 1920s.
By A’Lelia Bundles Eighty years ago this month on August 17, 1931–after a lovely day at the beach celebrating a friend’s birthday– A’Lelia Walker, my great-grandmother and namesake, died in Long Branch, New Jersey.
A’Lelia Walker carried a flask, especially after Prohibition became the law of the land. In her case, of course, the flask was sterling silver, befitting her love of fine things.
Harlem World Magazine spoke to A’Lelia Bundles, the Great-Great Granddaughter of Madam C.J. Walker, about her fabulous history and some of the projects she’s working on these days.
In August, the 100th anniversary of the 19th Amendment granting women the right to vote was celebrated from Harlem to Hollywood.
The Madam CJ Walker + Annie Malone Mother’s Day Podcast Series is recorded live in celebration of these two self -made trailblazers with host Danny Tisdale, on The Danny Tisdale Show.
By Robert Walker Spoiler Alert / Disclaimer Let me first start with saying this to any Madam C.J. Walker admirers, and to those who maybe heard of Annie Malone (many have not),
I’m sitting in my office, looking out at the trees. Although the air conditioner is on to cool the rest of the house (because it’s 90 degrees outside), I have one window open so I can hear the birds and smell the honeysuckle and magnolias that are in full bloom this week.
In the early 1900’s, entrepreneur and philanthropist Madam C.J. Walker commissioned Vertner Tandy, the first licensed black architect in New York, to design a home for her.
Josephine Baker: Black Diva In A Whit Man’s World A tender, revealing documentary about one of the most famous and popular performing artists of the 20th century and the Harlem Renaissance. Her legendary banana belt dance created theatre history; her song “J’ai deux amours” became a classic, and her hymn.
Eighty years ago this month on August 17, 1931–after a lovely day at the beach celebrating a friend’s birthday– A’Lelia Walker, my great-grandmother and namesake, died in Long Branch, New Jersey.
The daughter of Madam C.J. Walker, A’Lelia Walker was the Kelis of the Harlem Renaissance. The arts patron, who loved expensive cars and jewelry.
Celebrating Art, Music, & Storytelling Welcome to The Harlem Salon, where we bring the pages of Harlem World Magazine to life with inspiring curated nights of Local Art, Music, and Storytelling. The Harlem Salon events are fundraising events that support our social enterprise and philanthropic endeavors at HWM Cares, for Harlem World Magazine (HWM). HWM…
The Marion A. Daniels and Sons Funeral Home, with three contiguous townhouses was located at 164 West 136th Street in Harlem, NY.
Get one or two or all three of our new organic Harlem Renaissance “Glitterati,” “Mahogany Millionairess,” and “Dark Tower” t-shirts based on a A’Lelia Walker’s “Dark Tower” in Harlem story in Harlem World Magazine and save the planet.