On Sunday morning, May 25, 1919 – exactly 100 years ago Madam C. J. Walker died at Villa Lewaro, her Irvington-on-Hudson, New York estate.
A few hours later in black churches across America, ministers talked of her journey from deep poverty in the cotton fields of Delta, Louisiana to president of the international Madam C. J. Walker Manufacturing Company. It was such big news that the announcement also was made at a Negro League baseball game in Chicago that afternoon.
Spring Semi- Annual Graduation Class on March 26, 1939
On My Mind: What Madam C.J. Walker Taught Us
By A'Leila Bundles
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Walker owned several cars including a Ford Model T, a Waverly, electric car and seven-passenger Cole Touring Car.
Newspaper clippings announcing her passing
Cover of Essence with Madam C.J. Walker article
Villa Lewaro Estate in Irvington on Hudson, New York
First Home of Madam C.J. Walker company combined,living quarters, manufacting plant and beauty school. Indianapolis (1910)
Walker's First Annual Conference was held in Philadelpia,Pa 1917
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Cabin on the Burney pantation in Delta,Louisiana, where Sarah Breedlove was born on Deceber 23, 1867.
One of many Madam's products
Cover of Employee hand book
Madam C.J. Walker Ad
Stamp issued January 28, 1998
Madam employees taking pictures after meeting
Madam with Booker T. Washinton and other distinguish scholars.
The Walker theatre buildinin Indianapolis, Ind
First Day of Issue stamp ceremony was held on January 28, 1998 at the Walker theatre in Indianapolis, Ind
Photos courtesy :Madam Walker Family Archives/A'Lelia Bundles. Headshot of A'Lelia Bundles is by Que Duong