Descendant of Madam C.J. Walker Celebrates Black Hair Evolution 100 Years After Her Death

Madam C.J. Walker died 100 years ago this month.

In the early 20th century, she cemented her legacy by creating a hair salve designed for African American women. Her contributions to black beauty products are still felt in Georgia and across the country. 

GPB's Morning Edition host Leah Fleming spoke with Walker's great-granddaughter, A'lelia Bundles. Bundles is also a black hair and journalist. 


Bundles wrote On Her Own Ground: The Life and Times of Madam C.J. Walker. 

The biography was named a New York Times Notable Book and is currently in development as an 8-part Netflix series featuring Oscar award, Octavia Spencer and executive produced by Lebron James.

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