Author A’Lelia Bundles Discusses Madam CJ Walker

Saturday, February 25, 2023 – 2PM  (FREE EVENT)
Location: Ossining Public Library, in-person gathering for streaming event. Virtual streaming option available via Zoom Zoom link HERE


Ossining Village Historian Joyce Sharrock Cole will interview writer and journalist A’Lelia Bundles, author of On Her Own Ground: The Life and Times of Madam C.J. Walker – a New York Times Notable Book about her entrepreneurial great-great-grandmother – that is the inspiration for Self Made, the fictional four-part Netflix series starring Oscar-winner Octavia Spencer that premiered in March 2020. She is at work on her fifth book, The Joy Goddess of Harlem: A’Lelia Walker and the Harlem Renaissance, a biography of her great-grandmother, whose parties, arts patronage, and international travels helped define that era.  

Ms. Bundles will join us via Zoom in the Budarz Theater. Please register for the Zoom link HERE, or to attend in person.  

A’Lelia is brand historian for MADAM by Madam C. J. Walker, a line of hair care products developed in partnership with Sundial Brands and Walmart. In February 2022 she was named the inaugural Center for Africana Studies and Culture Prestigious Fellow in the School of Liberal Arts at IUPUI. She is the founder of the Madam Walker Family Archives, the largest private collection of Walker photographs and memorabilia.   

A’Lelia was a network television news executive and producer for thirty years at NBC News and then at ABC News, where she was Washington, DC deputy bureau chief and director of talent development. 

Her articles and essays have been published in the New York Times Book Review, Variety,, Al Jazeera, Parade, Ms., O Magazine, Essence, several encyclopedias and books, and on her blog at 

Event Location and Ticket Information

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Ossining Public Library
53 Croton Avenue
Ossining, NY
Handicap Accessible? Yes

Date: Saturday, February 25, 2023
Times: 2:00 pm - 3:30 pm

Ticket pricing:
Free event
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Presenter: Bethany Arts Community & Ossining Public Library
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