Madam Walker History – Blog Posts

Madam Walker and The Doctors Dumas of Natchez

Combine clues in a faded 1916 letter with the algorithms of Facebook and the distance across decades wondrously evaporates…Imagine my delight a few days ago, when the universe again activated those two degrees of separation, this time to photojournalist Joseph Dumas, whose grandfather and great-uncle, had made a brief appearance in On Her Own Ground because of their hospitality to Madam Walker during a visit to Natchez, Mississippi. Read more at

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Serendipity: Family Photos

Walker Family Photos (A'Lelia Bundles's Walker Family Archives)Doing the research about the women in my family brings many incredibly serendipitous moments. Last fall out of the blue I received a call from a gentleman who had purchased these photos at an auction. My...

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