Storytime on Wednesday, December 14 at Western Branch has been cancelled.

Storytime on Wednesday, December 14 at Western Branch has been cancelled.

An Evening with A’lelia Bundles

January 7, 2021 | By: Communications Staff

Award-winning author and journalist A’Lelia Bundles writes and speaks about the remarkable women in her family: Madam C.J. Walker and A’Lelia Walker. She will discuss these African American female icons at St. Joseph County Public Library’s author event. The author talk, Q&A, and book signing will take place at the Howard Park Community Center on Monday, February 24, at 6pm.

The Netflix original series Self Made, premiering on March 20, 2020, is based on Bundle’s biography of her great-great-grandmother Madam C.J. Walker, On Her Own Ground. A’Lelia Bundles brings truth, humor, and warmth to the telling of her family’s stories. Following her talk, guests can participate in a question and answer session, and Bundles will be available for book signing. The event is free and open to the public. For more information about the event, call 574-282-4646 or click here.

An Evening with A’Lelia Bundles
Monday, February 24
6:00 pm-7:30 pm
Howard Park Community Center, William A. Farmer Room
219 S. St. Louis Blvd., South Bend, IN

About A’Lelia Bundles

After a 30-year career as an executive and Emmy award-winning producer with ABC News and NBC News, Bundles is now the brand historian for Madam C. J. Walker Beauty Culture, a line of hair care products created by Sundial Brands. She is a trustee of Columbia University and past chairman of the National Archives Foundation. On Her Own Ground, her biography of Madam Walker is considered the most accurate account of Walker’s life and times. The book won the Association of Black Women Historians 2001 Letitia Woods Brown Prize. She is working on her fifth book, The Joy Goddess of Harlem: A’Lelia Walker and the Harlem Renaissance, the biography of her great-grandmother.

News Media Contact: Jennifer Henecke, Communications Specialist, j.henecke@sjcpl.org 574-235-4190

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