The Gist of Freedom

The Gist of Freedom


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Madam CJ Walker's Theater, A'Lelia Bundles

  Broadcast in Education

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Join The Gist of Freedom as host ILYASAH SHABAZZ talks with A'Lelia Bundles about her latest book,  “Madam Walker Theatre Center: An Indianapolis Treasure,”

A'Lelia turns her attention to the storied Indiana Avenue building that bears her great-great grandmother’s name, Madam C.J. Walker. The four-story, 48,000-square-foot Madame Walker Theatre Center was completed in 1927, eight years after Walker’s death.

Madam C.J. Walker is America's first female self-made Millionaire. 

In nearly 130 pages, Bundles shares rare images from the family archives, highlights of the theater’s history and pictures from local photographers such as John Hurst.

listeners can purchase an autographed book at 

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