A'Lelia Bundles

A'Lelia Bundles

A'Lelia Bundles is at work on her fifth book--The Joy Goddess of Harlem: A'Lelia Walker and the Harlem Renaissance (forthcoming from Scribner)--a biography of her great-grandmother's international travels, philanthropy, parties and friendships with some of the most famous musicians, writers, actors and artists of the 1920s. On Her Own Ground: The Life and Times of Madam C. J. Walker (Lisa Drew Books/Scribner) was a NY Times 2001 Notable Book, a Hurston-Wright/Borders Books Legacy Award finalist and named the 2001 best book on black women's history by the Association of Black Women Historians. On Her Own Ground is a work of non-fiction with carefully researched and documented facts about Walker's life. A four-part Netflix series that premieres on March 20, 2020 is "inspired by" On Her Own Ground. Bundles's most recent book, All about Madam C. J. Walker, was published by Cardinal Publishing/Blue River Press in 2018 as a young adult biography. Madam C. J. Walker: Entrepreneur--also a young adult biography and the first book length treatment of Walker's life--received an American Book Award from the Before Columbus Foundation in 1992. A revised edition was published by Chelsea House in 2008. Madam Walker Theatre Center: An Indianapolis Treasure--filled with 200 vintage photographs of Madam Walker and the two National Historic Landmarks associated with her legacy--was released in October 2013 by Arcadia Publishing. Her essay, "The Armor We Still Need," is included in Rochelle Riley's The Burden: African Americans and the Enduring Impact of Slavery (Wayne State University Press, February 2018). Bundles is a former network television executive and producer, who enjoyed a 30 year career with ABC News and NBC News. She is chairman emerita of the National Archives Foundation board, a vice chairman of Columbia University's board of trustees, a member of the advisory boards of the Indiana Historical Society's publication committee, the Schlesinger Library at the Radcliffe Institute for Advanced Study at Harvard University, the March on Washington Film Festival and the Smithsonian's American Women's History Initiative. Contact her at www.aleliabundles.com
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