Madam Walker agents at their 1924 convention

View Part One of the video: HGTV Villa Lewaro

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In celebration of the United Negro College Fund’s 1998 Designer Showhouse at Villa Lewaro, Madam C. J. Walker’s Irvington-on-Hudson, NY estate, HGTV produced this hour documentary. You can learn more about the house at and on urban planner and preservationist Deena Parham’s blog Urban by Design.

You might also find a post about Madam Walker’s May 1919 funeral at Villa Lewaro on our Madam Walker/A’Lelia Walker Family Archives blog of interest.

For more information about Madam Walker, visit