This was A’Lelia Walker’s, back in the day from 1885-1931, it was a home and famous salon, “The Dark Tower,” which she hosted for writers, musicians, artists during the 1920s.
By A’Lelia Bundles Eighty years ago this month on August 17, 1931–after a lovely day at the beach celebrating a friend’s birthday– A’Lelia Walker, my great-grandmother and namesake, died in Long Branch, Continue Reading →
A’Lelia Walker carried a flask, especially after Prohibition became the law of the land. In her case, of course, the flask was sterling silver, befitting her love of fine things.
I’m sitting in my office, looking out at the trees. Although the air conditioner is on to cool the rest of the house (because it’s 90 degrees outside), I have Continue Reading →
In the early 1900’s, entrepreneur and philanthropist Madam C.J. Walker commissioned Vertner Tandy, the first licensed black architect in New York, to design a home for her.
Josephine Baker: Black Diva In A Whit Man’s World A tender, revealing documentary about one of the most famous and popular performing artists of the 20th century and the Harlem Continue Reading →
Eighty years ago this month on August 17, 1931–after a lovely day at the beach celebrating a friend’s birthday– A’Lelia Walker, my great-grandmother and namesake, died in Long Branch, New Continue Reading →
The daughter of Madam C.J. Walker, A’Lelia Walker was the Kelis of the Harlem Renaissance. The arts patron, who loved expensive cars and jewelry.
The Marion A. Daniels and Sons Funeral Home, with three contiguous townhouses was located at 164 West 136th Street in Harlem, NY.
Get one or two or all three of our new organic Harlem Renaissance “Glitterati,” “Mahogany Millionairess,” and “Dark Tower” t-shirts based on a A’Lelia Walker’s “Dark Tower” in Harlem story in Harlem World Magazine and save Continue Reading →
It may not seem so to outsiders, but New York City is really a collection of small towns with residents and businesses connected in the most surprising ways. Just ask Continue Reading →
Join author A’Lelia Bundles for a conversation about Joy Goddess of Harlem, her forthcoming biography about her great-grandmother, A’Lelia Walker. Bundles will also share rarely seen vintage photographs and memorabilia Continue Reading →
By A’Lelia Bundles Langston Hughes called A’Lelia Walker “the joy goddess of Harlem’s 1920s” Whenever I see my grandmother Mae’s 1923 wedding photographs, I can’t help but marvel at the Continue Reading →
Tea in Harlem has been a constant since its early years with the Muscoota Indians in East Harlem to the Harlem Renaissance with Lelia Walker’s Dark Tower on 136th Street Continue Reading →
Young teens of color from Harlem to Hollwood are vying for one of 50 spots in the At the Well Young Women’s Leadership Academy.
“…My (site) spiked at five times my usual daily numbers. (I) had a note today from someone in Paris!” – A’Lelia Bundles Harlem World Magazine, the #1 source in the world Continue Reading →