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You Are There 1915: Madam C.J. Walker, Empowering Women
September 21, 2019 @ 10:00 am - January 23, 2020 @ 5:00 pm10:00 am
In our latest You Are There exhibit, drop in on Indianapolis icon and self-made millionaire Madam C.J. Walker at 640 N. West St. – the factory where she built her beauty product empire. Visitors can learn about Walker’s products, her method for hair growing, and the successes and struggles she and her company endured.
You’ll also meet her daughter Lelia – later known as A’Lelia – her lawyer Freeman Ransom, acclaimed artist John Wesley Hardrick, George Knox – editor of the Indianapolis Freeman – and her employees and agents.
More than a businesswoman, Walker helped move the lives of many people forward in positive ways. Her contributions and legacy come alive in You Are There 1915: Madam C.J. Walker, Empowering Women through images and objects – many of which come from our collections – and multimedia pieces and activities.
THE WALKER STORY IN IMAGES
Madam Walker’s life, work and legacy is detailed in a new Destination Indiana journey at the History Center. It’s a story of entrepreneurship, activism and philanthropy celebrated in Indiana and around the world. You can also explore this journey and others online at www.destination-indiana.com.
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