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A'Lelia Bundles: Family History

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Michael J. Leclerc

Michael J. Leclerc
Director of Special Projects

A'Lelia Bundles grew up knowing that the women in her family were special, but it wasn't until she was in college though, that she realized just how much her grandmothers contributed to the world. Read the full story of this African-American family.

Posted by Michael Leclerc at 02/15/2011 01:57:52 PM | 

I just wanted to inform you and your readers of this very important fact – Madame C.J. Walker’s historic company still exists today and has never stopped manufacturing all of the original hair oils! Anyone who visits our website at can view and purchase the full product line. The website also contains valuable information about Raymond Randolph’s purchase of the original Madame C.J. Walker Manufacturing Company in 1985 from the Walker Trustees in Indianapolis, Indiana and how his family continues to keep Madame Walker’s “true” legacy alive. Due to our ownership of Madame’s historic company and the historical documents and memorabilia of the company, the Randolph Family can provide the most detailed and historically sound information about Madame C.J. Walker and her company by calling toll free, 866-552-2838 or going to the contact us page of our website. 

Angela Randolph
Posted by: Angela Randolph ( Email ) at 2/15/2011 6:56 PM

Hello Mr. Leclerc,
Thank you so much for featuring the BlogHer article about the work my family is doing to celebrate the legacy of Madam C. J. Walker. As her great-great-granddaughter and biographer--and as president of the Madam Walker Family Archives—I always am thrilled when others are inspired by Madam Walker's life.
Like you, I am very involved in genealogical pursuits and have explored family history for my biography, On Her Own Ground: The Life and Times of Madam C. J. Walker, and for a new biography of Walker's daughter, A'Lelia, who was a central figure of the Harlem Renaissance. Today our family keeps the Walker legacy alive through the Walker Theatre Center, a National Historic Landmark, in Indianapolis; through our books and speeches and through the Walker Family Archives of inherited and acquired photographs, business records, letters and other personal Walker family items.
A'Lelia Bundles
Posted by: A'Lelia Bundles ( Email | Visit ) at 2/16/2011 3:02 PM

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