Madam C.J. Walker and  Villa Lewaro – Making a Statement

21jan2:00 pm3:30 pmMadam C.J. Walker and  Villa Lewaro – Making a Statement

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Madam C.J. Walker was a beauty mogul, entrepreneur, and civil right activist, and widely known as America’s first female, self-made millionaire.  An orphan by the age of seven and a mother and widow by the age of twenty, she developed hair-care products for Black women that she built into a nation-wide business.  Madam Walker was also a strong advocate for civil rights and for women.  In 1918, she built a magnificent 34-room Italianate mansion in Irvington, New York, which still stands today.  Irvington Historical Society Board Member Chet Kerr will describe Madam Walker’s remarkable life and her “Villa Lewaro” mansion that she hoped to be a statement about the possibilities for the African American community.


January 21, 2024 2:00 pm - 3:30 pm(GMT-04:00)