Thursday, February 25, 2010

The Story of Madam C. J. Walker

A'Lelia Bundles, a journalist, former ABC News executive and an Emmy Award-winning producer, will discuss the life of Madam C. J. Walker (her great-great-grandmother) during a presentation 1 March in Room 450 of the Campus Center at Indiana University-Purdue University in Indianapolis.

Ms. Bundles wrote the biography of Madam Walker, On her own ground. The life and times of Madame C.J. Walker. Madam Walker was one of the 20th century's most successful, self-made women entrepreneurs, and one of 15 women named to the National Business Hall of Fame. She moved her business to Indianapolis 100 years ago in 1910.

The event (a part of Women's History Month) will begin with a reception at 5:30 p.m. in the Campus Center's fourth floor pre-function lounge. Ms. Bundles will speak at 6 p.m., and a book signing will follow.

Sponsored by the IUPUI Office for Women, Campus & Community Life, Multicultural Center, Office of Faculty Recruitment and Retnention and the Office of Diversity, Equity & Inclusion.

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