On Her Own Ground: The Life and Times of Madam C. J. Walker, her biography of her great-great-grandmother, was a New York Times Notable Book and bestseller.
A’Lelia Bundles is an engaging public speaker and skilled MC, who brings warmth, intelligence, humor and a strong grasp of current events and history to her presentations.
Author and journalist A’Lelia Bundles writes biographies about the amazing women in her family: entrepreneur Madam C. J. Walker and Harlem Renaissance icon A’Lelia Walker. She also speaks at conferences, colleges, corporations and other venues about entrepreneurship, philanthropy, financial literacy, women’s history and African American history.
After a 30-year career as an executive and Emmy award winning producer with ABC News and NBC News, she now is brand historian for Madam C. J. Walker Beauty Culture, a line of hair care products created by Sundial Brands. She is a trustee of Columbia University and immediate past chairman of the National Archives Foundation. On Her Own Ground, her biography of Madam Walker, is considered the most accurate account of Walker’s