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"madame cj walker" Discussed on Monocle 24: The Globalist
"Dana can warn. It's good to have you with us. We're going to talk to you over the next few minutes and we begin with balance yoga. Tell us what's happening. Well balenciaga closed his house fifty three years ago because he said there was no need for couture anymore and his most famous client mona von bismarck. Who would buy sixty seventy pieces. Each season took to her bed in capri for three days in warning but now. The owners of balenciaga caring reopened the kosher division with its designer. Domna gavia salvia and and they rift on what he rift on. What balenciaga used to do this sort of monkfish close in in extraordinary volumes a real sculpture of fashion but made it incredibly modern not necessarily wearable but very interesting laboratory in a sense for what the the ready to wear. We'll become How exciting a moment is this now. Oh it was thrilling. Had the show in the old salons and he took vintage pictures of of of the salons. Recreate them as best. He could including stains on the carpeting and they were just glorious. It was it was really trying to sort of link that time in the late sixties when the women the very thin social rays we come to his shows. Bunny mellon and mona von bismarck. And babe paley and gloria guinness and just sort of say you know the the clock stopped then and we've started again and sort of never mind the fifty three years the half a century between. Let's just carry on where we left off but in a modern way it was really cool. He did things like a sack dress. But it became. The which is a signature was invented by mr valencia. But he turned it into a sack jacket with a portrait collar and pucci silt shoulders at slurped. Like you've just shrugged it off. And he made you worked with denham as it as if it were a precious fabric and it was because it was woven on ancient looms in japan out of the finest cotton natural indigo glorious. I'm you know the the culture of quibbling of denim it sounds wonderful and it sounds There's there's a widespread celebration of the return return of cures. And i mean we saw it all over the red carpet at can and it was just glorious to see. Just pure joy everywhere. A dream and the biggest dream of course was was valentino. Valentino took over about a week after. Everybody else showed him paris. Valentino took over. A big hall are sinale at the the venezuelan ali and put on a show where he that he worked on for a year which is very couture because of course we couldn't do anything for year and he worked with seventeen artists and really got into their heads on how they create art and then tried to work that into the culture now. He's the first to say that fashion isn't art. He says you know. Fashion has to be practical while art is is an end in itself but yet he didn't just like riff on the art. Like salar all used to do matisse jackets with embroidery of or van gogh lillies embroider van gogh sunflowers embroidered on jackets. He really tried to get into their minds of how they create and he did collage coats with seventeen one hundred fifty different kinds of fabrics and embellishments. And he did these voluminous like volumes of fabric. Ballgowns it just swept down the runway a bit like a king and i. He worked with the milliner philip tracy. Who's based in london. Who created these hats. That look like cnn you know. These ostrich feather that floated with the women down the runway. and he he just. He's colors he's the best color said salar on. He worked with like an zil a poppy red mint bottle green a frog green fuchsia purple. Like a really true purple and mix them all together in a way that was just. It just took your breath away. Finally very briefly. We have a wonderful new introduction. Though with the with the introduction of the first black american to disrupt french pitcher yes. There was an american designer. Who disrupted ready-to-wear eons ago. Patrick kelly philadelphia back. When i started my career in the late eighties but now finally. There's a black american could sure kirby raid kirby g raymond of the company pyre moss and he showed in new york at the home of madame cj walker. Who was a child of slaves who became a beauty mogul and the first female self made millionaire in the united states and she bought this beautiful villa played estate upstate new york and he had the show there. And it was a real meditation on all fabulous inventions by black americans. That people don't realize we're by black americans and it looks a little cost to me. I mean there was somebody who came out in a peanut butter jar. And because you know washington carver george. Washington carver was pena. Pioneer and there was somebody who had a typewriter as a cover band cummerbund but that was because the typewriter was invented by a black american tape titled the show. What it is dana. And that's what it is dana. Thank you so much for joining us. Here at the monocle. Twenty four and in our final minutes today. We head to the museum of fine out in boston. They believe there's one object that is threaded itself through national life in the united states since the birth of the republic and that is a simple quilt. Let's hear from the curator of textiles at the arts at the museum. Jennifer swope a museum.
"madame cj walker" Discussed on The Culture Soup Podcast
"How're you you're looking? Well how are you good? I know I know I see your little updates on instagram. Thank you so much. But she don't what you predicted it on. You didn't predict that you told me what's going to happen. What what with the Dell theory right you. You mentioned that Lebron had picked it up at that point. And you'd mentioned Octavia Spencer. So to all come to fruition assist amazing but I I also predicted that the firestorm over the step. That people didn't like was going to happen as well. You did all of that. Everybody store excited my dear friend back. We had her on dipper out. The leader was one of the earliest shows. It is a little bundle. She is the biographer of Madame. Cj Walker the great great granddaughter of the First Female Millionaire in. That's right on her own ground been released under a new probably because the NETFLIX series. May I have a mind how you doing very nice to be with you? You're looking fabulous as always timeless. Y'All hey good thank you. You're looking fabulous two dollars. This pandemic hair is all up in a Bun Maria opportunities for our friends. Yes yes Ma'am yes ma'am and I have. My heart goes out to beauty. Preneurs out there all over the place because so many of them had to either halt their their businesses or pivot. And it's really been trying time. Just WanNa shout them out before we get going. Yeah yeah definitely definitely eight if you know. This is a non for creativity. It's tough but you have to dig. Yes ma'am yes ma'am and you know what we're all inspired by your great great grandmother the man of Cj Walker and she is going to be the Nice segue into worse moment. Are you ready? I'm ready okay. You know what no matter. What the heck out there right now. We know covert nineteen grown virus. All over the place. Boss is always trendy. Wouldn't you say absolutely and I think that the self may Netflix series? I have seen people saying that. They are destined off their side. Hustles and that. They are inspired as they're sitting at home and you worried about what's going to happen next that they are looking to their entrepreneurial. Spirit yes ma'am yes ma'am and Madame. Cj Walker such the original boss. Baby you know. I had the thrill and purpose to do some work with Mary. Kay last year. And now you're unraveling the story of Mary. Kay Ash to some entrepreneurs that day. I couldn't help but in my opening remarks saying that she inspire me but she harken back to original boss. Babe Madame CJ Walker. They sort of the same business model. Wouldn't you say well? Yes and you know one of the things that I learned when I was doing. My research is that in nineteen seventeen when Madame Walker had her first convention a first sales agents something that had been one of the first group of women. Business Women Getting together at that convention. She gave prizes like Mary. Kay what two years and Mary? Kay was born you. The women who sold the most products brought in the most new agents but she also gave prizes to the women who had contributed the most to charity part of her message to this army up. Two hundred black women who had come from all over the United States the Caribbean in Central America. And she said to them. Your first duty is to humanity. I want others to look at us and realize that it's Walker eight since week here. Not just about ourselves but about others and at the end of the convention the Women in the telegram to President Woodrow Wilson urging him to support legislation to make lynching a federal crime. So yes it was about making your own money becoming economically independent but the bigger message was used that money and that influence to make a difference in community awesome. You know what you said the magic date in there and if this is something you don't want to talk about edit it out but I gotta ask you nine hundred seventeen nineteen eighteen. The Spanish flu. So Madam Wasser deal with exactly what is going on right now with corona virus. How did she manage that? Is there anything that gives you any indication of how she kept her business afloat? One of the reasons that we can tell Madam Walker story with such detail is that we have almost daily letters between her and her attorney between her daughter or attorney and business records. I mean literally tens of thousands of records so I can tell thinking about and in one thousand nine hundred eighteen when the flu was happening. When that Spanish flu misnamed Spanish flu was happening Family Physician Joseph Ward Lost. His son his infant son. She had a coal which he describes a cold throughout the fall of nineteen eighteen and into early nineteen nineteen into letters. It just said I can't shake this call. She never mentioned that she has the flu so I don't know that it was the flu but she was having some health problems and of course she was immuno compromised because hypertension and she had kidney issues as a result of hypertension. So I don't know from a documentation standpoint. She actually had the flu but she did have some kind of cold that she couldn't say. Oh you know what this almost spooky. Because there's so many people here in the United States of America before we even knew that it was going to hit our soil. There were people who were sick. That didn't know what was going on right. That's read a symptomatic. I mean it and you think about all. I've done a lot of research on black soldiers who went to over to Europe during during the war in France and certainly a number of soldiers died of the flu. I haven't seen anything really written about the black soldiers. I wonder if they were in a separate you know. They were separated from the white soldiers. If that had anything to do with I don't know that from a from a research standpoint. Yeah Fascinating Oh my goodness.
"madame cj walker" Discussed on The Culture Soup Podcast
"The year was two thousand and two. I was in Milwaukee for the National Association of Black Journalists Career Fair and convention. This would not be my first time at this Rodeo. But this was one of the best conferences I attended in the best in a BJ convention. I'd attended yet. Milwaukee was off the chain. How many of you were there. But there was an arranged meeting that I had thanks to. Abc News is first African American female anchor. Her name was Carol. Simpson her producer would be in Milwaukee at this event and she wanted us to meet we actually connected by email ahead of time and we would meet in a coffee shop not too far from the Convention Center and the Host Hotel. This is where I would meet Ilya Bundles for the very first time in person. She told me that she had book on her own ground. And it was the story of Madame. Cj Walker the first female millionaire in the United States of America this was in the early nineteen. Hundreds sister was doing it. She was balling. He's doing everything that you want to do today. Back in the early nineteen hundreds well. A Lillian was their great great granddaughter. And she would become my first client when I started my agency. She in Valorie Burton. Of course you know her. She is my mentor coach. She's the one who runs the institute where I received my certification not long ago. But I digress. A Lilia had a vision. She wanted to share the message of women's empowerment from Madame. Cj Walker story with the masses through her book and my job would be to publicize the book fast forward to two thousand and nine thousand nine hundred ninety one of the first. Several episodes of the culture sue podcast. I had a little bundles on the show. Some of you may not remember. Many of you came along after and started to listen to the podcast but a Lilia said something in that episode and I invite you to go back and listen to it. She talked about how her book was being option and turned into a movie. And at the time it looked like net flicks would pick it up on original series produced and driven by a production outfit led by Lebron James. You know King James from the NBA. Yeah everybody knows who? Lebron is and the lead character madame. Cj Walker played by Octavia Spencer. You've probably seen the series it's called self made and it premiered last month and several of you saw it and several of you loved it and several of you hated it not because that it was this great story of Madame Cj Walker but there were some problematic things about the writing in fact the Lilia talks about it with me. I invited her back to have this conversation about the importance of black history when it comes into contact with Hollywood and she gives us great advice for all of you authors out there who have dreamed about turning your book into a movie. She's been there and done that. And has the t shirt. Did you know that this particular story has been optioned more than once outlet her? Tell that story ladies and gentlemen without further ADO. I like to introduce to you and reintroduced others my friend former client and also author Speaker Historian Emmy Award winning journalist. Lilia Bundles on this special extended edition of the culture. Podcast.
"madame cj walker" Discussed on RAGE Works Network-All Shows
"With in her descendants like now because she came to new she gave Harlem. She came to Harlem. So that's big. That's like you're right. You're right you're right culture. The Black Hole Charan Harlem during that time was like a big thing to see. Because it's like you look at somebody like like Paris Hilton. After she has children her children won't care about Harvey and her father. It'll be the money is passed down by MOM. Yeah so hopefully you know but whatever we we don't know so I wanNA say Sunday night. Maybe Monday morning came and there were multiple multiple posts against the telling of the story of C. Or I guess the speculations about any malone the historic with the historical context of it like the actual fact saying that is incorrect. And they didn't like the so there's another person named name any malone. They made her addy in the movie. Eddie Malone And you said back in Saint Louis Amy Malone is a big deal she That's why I said that she was Ending Malone I mean madame. Cj Walker was one of the first one of the first black Millionaires because back home any malone was was the person that was presented to us as one of the one of the black African American Millionaires so she. I didn't know what she was known for. I didn't know what she was known for. She knows that she they just labelled her as entrepreneurs she started a business and then she started all schools and all of these different things and they told her her life like they did I think he was like in two thousand fourteen now thirteen. They did a whole in Saint Louis History Museum. They did a whole exhibit of her life and she had like pay her husband alimony. And all of this stuff her an in the story her in a malone. I'm hurrying madame. Cj Walker were friends. They were like Oh. They were millionaires together. Like they were friends in real life. That's yeah that's what still. Yeah and that's and that's the only issue with regional history. Yeah 'cause I in the Mid West yellow probably know all that stuff. Yeah that's like just in New York outside of New York. People won't know anybody anything about I. Don't think they have a IT'S A. It's a or finish from her home. She has an orphanage that We have the mayday parade which is benefits that so we have African at one of the largest African. American parades in a country is the second largest one second social cargo at one point. It was the third because New York used to have their American history Paret but is one of the the one second second largest African American paret happens every year in May and It raises money for her orphanage for her her nonprofit organization so and it's called the Animal Home Parade right and that and that's the interesting thing about like regional histories like outside of the Mid West. No-one over here would have known that no one you know what I'm saying. I'm sure people in Chicago. Everybody saying yeah well. 'cause she allowed lot of her money that she may was in the worst. Indiana like yeah. Yeah so It's wasn't Indiana and Indianapolis Indianapolis. She wants to Indianapolis Certain she was Emma Missouri. Then she went to Indianapolis Chicago. I don't think he said the state incentives to end in Cincinnati. Okay I knew about Cincinnati but that would be yeah regional history lesson only bad part about that's everywhere but yeah because we don't know historical people appear less. You really find out. I mean other than Elaine Stan. Hughes they lost of something. That's multi. Yeah I one. Hundred percent so A few I WANNA say this one is one in particular but the rhetoric was the same the whole time. It was Well the first one I the young lady says she was angry that they pitted her in any malone against each other which they did but then I brought it for suckler right so she says that she says we need to tell any malone story at that point I was as soon as she said I was. Kinda turned off because I understood her rhetoric but I find myself whenever I see a lot of these Rebuttals to shows and movies and things of that nature when I see this people won't let what the production is supposed to be about an annex story for what it is not an enemy balloon story story as she's like. I see people saying say her name say her name and I'm like Bro. It's not her story to be told of her. Family probably didn't get clearance for her representation in the story. I mean if you think about it in context they had to include her in the story because she was a story line but after after Madame CJ Walker. Do all that she needed to do. You didn't really need her like I mean. I think the the argument is if they want to be honest is that she's so hurt product which. I was going to exactly. Yeah if you want to argue about something argue about Cillian of intellectual property. It's and not even the argument that it's not having people having their own you pay for one. They say they made any malone light skin. Like you showed me a picture. Sheila Pretty light to me. I'll her black and white photos very pretty light. I'm just GONNA color photos of the the one of them but you can tell a color a dark skinned woman from from lysine. Even if she wasn't that light she was liked her. She was a little bit on the brighter side. Yeah so it's this. Oughta know why they put them up against each other. They made her lighter than this one. And it's like we can't deny that that was literally by thirty years after slavery. Color color isn't wasn't thing it was still there lynching was still going on hate was still going on. They were so called black. Man Boys like there was still black. Butlers like these like this shit yeah still existed the hate still existed and People were getting mad saying oh I don't know why they put them against each other like when manager award his a spoiler alert. 'cause we gotta tell part about it When Manatee Jaywalkers stole up Stole the few teams Thera Breedlove? Let's go that that's how real name right right. Yeah I mean you know yes. You're definitely did. That's a whole ya gotTA watch movies names. Any he paid for it. She did but I mean he did his due diligence. Whether get that give an we'll talk. We'll talk in fact both played a part Odom. Yeah so when she took the three tens of any Malone's hair product. She went on and she went out. She went out sold. It brought the money back and in the story in the production and says that any malone turned away from being a sales person right the lady that I watched the video. The one who made the video says it. They were partners from beginning to. They broke up that she was never a cleaning lady. Manatee Jaywalk was never her cleaning lady. She says there were always partners. Only seen even look at the story would win that. They say she was the cleaning lady. I use the wrong term. Wash the wrong Clinton. That would mean that she was right. I use a wrong turn. She was a Washer. You are correct right So she says manatees. You walk was never a Washer. And I'm like where did they get that from those right? That can cause because if we watch ray if we I'll people a lot of people who are actually doing that time. I was in Saudi. Money was a normal thing you know but she gets angry and she's like in the rhetoric. The whole thing is like animal anymore. Well when somebody will use it when somebody from animals family comes by and approves it. That's what animal story will come out and I saw that. Those are two different journeys to think the story that's being told about any madame. Cj WALKER WAS. The determination was different. And that's what they were pointing out through the whole movie they were they were talking about if you look at the whole story and how how was developed by how they were telling her story it was based off. Embiid. This was a black woman that came up in the woods. This was early early on eight late. Eighteen hundreds right hundred right late eighteen hundreds early nineteen hundreds because she lied in one thousand nine hundred and she was one of the first the first round of children to be born into freedom. Right so with that being said she come out for her. Family is coming off the plantation. She has worked up to this point. She'd had her first kid at fourteen was divorced and then got remarried again and decided. Oh I'M GONNA fulfill my dream and do this. And she went on for head on in a world that wasn't looking for women one. Let's be clear 'cause Booker T. Washington was very real exciting. The Black Man. The black man really thought after that time the black man has to get I. The woman got the key. Come second so. It's not like that rhetoric lived to get you get your words come so with that being said she's living in a world war not only the white man don't WanNa see the black man don't want to see her win either. She's decided I'm going to go ahead and do this shit anyway. So the determination when people with Kelleher. She Ain't it she went to go. Do I think that's motive? That motivated me to say. Okay I can I can kick down any fucking door I want. That's the problem. People people prefer when while I can't say when everything when yeah when everything comes out one thing some people prefer to spew the negative over the positive like it's I forgot who said it but it's like critics don't critics. Don't get statues. Yeah what I'm saying. So it's so easy to pick apart the negative and I understand people ask advocating for for 'em alone but if you're gonNA come forth come for. Don't just tell us a story. You bring the facts. Where did you get this information and this is a book? Is it some place that we can go read up because at this point we're introduced to somebody in our history that we don't fucking know about no clue and known especially now because I know in my Israel's and you was like well I don't know who she is so you're now introducing this new person to this new group of people this story? That particular story wasn't about her. But since you the story has taken place and you have knowledge as UK. People send those articles post those articles. Don't just post your opinion. You can but make sure you back it up with facts. I'm sure you back it up because it approves no point if you're saying oh they're wrong they're wrong they're wrong and then instead of saying they're wrong. This is how they're wrong. Let me show you see and let me give this issue. With a lot of people who rebuttal things people want to go viral. They don't WanNa give facts. They WANNA go viral. It's not about hey I can tell you where to learn this from. I can tell you where you're wrong. It's like no I just want you to see I'm angry. In riposted I sell fill like I feel emotion Sarda control. Now as heavy as Spencer is such a A A well known person in our history has done so many. Shoot at the help she. The help is based off of true. Fucking story is isn't a? I think it was like it was like. I don't think it's a true story is based off an interpretation of a book the book of true events and stuff like that. But you know as heavy offense Spencer knowing that this is somebody in our history that people really follow. I mean let's be clear. I mean Madame. Cj Walker Stolen Shit. Yes she did but Her she didn't steal the work at this is a whole. That's what it is. It is not you know a person people still shift for year. Okay okay the music industry. Let's be clear What's his name of? Elvis stole all the James Brown. She and he said that shit no around. Yeah he stole. He stole everything from Who Was Chuck Berry Little Richard Literature Literature? You know what's funny? He said that in an interview that he got that from black people who are Chuck Berry. You had Literature you had a Big Mama Thornton. You had there was so many people before him buddy. Holly was a theft I mean let's begin to music. Music is just the biggest scam artists that there is. I mean we have. We want to talk about cooperation. Kosher procreation we talk about Inca culture stealing because people do this shit all the time. People do share all time people still fashion. Okay look people still fascist. It's all the fucking time from different people. Uh I will bring up a great point on that Virgil blow virtually blow when he did off white in the beginning. Will I hear pyrex vision? But he off I in the beginning one is a popular Polo Ralph Lauren. The rugby section of his nominee went out of Business Virgil Atalanta.
"madame cj walker" Discussed on Necessary Blackness Podcast
"We are back from our quick commercial break and when I went on a break someone text me some very bad news and then I did receive some good news as well so let me get to the bad news. I I don't know if many of Y'all where but we had one of all grand master teachers in our icon were turn to the essence in that individual is Dr Les Africa be has now joined. The ancestral rim are posted on facebook. Arrested in peace to the beloved brother is with great sadness that we received this information from his family and it was announced on social media. As you know. The weather was a holistic healer acupuncture wireless Meta author historian among many other things. And we'll like to say recipe St- Dr Africa and Those that knew him knew him personally know that he was a giant and was definitely ahead of his time so I just wanted to get that out way so that was the bad news. The good news is that I had posted a tweet earlier and I was telling everybody on facebook and instagram. That I was GonNa do this podcasts. At night on Madame. Cj Walker and we were going to bomb all the lies and half truth about this net flicks documentary and Lohan Ball. I get a text message from my sister crystal and she told me she wanted to introduce me to every Magette and we have the brother on the line and Eric Magette. He is a historian and founder the African American Cultural Heritage Collection and owner of the original collection of the matter. Cj Walker artifacts. By the Eric Majette welcomed the necessary blackness. Podcast how are brother? I'm fantastic brother. Thank you so much for having me on your show on. I'm very honored to be here. A couple of years ago we met through Cristo and event that you were having over in the bluff and I've been following you ever since the documentaries and everything so it's definitely a pleasure to be here but we was able to meet in the physical long on. I do remember that. He's that can't say I remember meeting you because met a lot of individuals that that but I am definitely familiar with your work and crystal you know. She talked very highly of you. So I'm under the assumption that you've seen this train wreck of a movie definitely I did and Was very upset about it. Just being a historian Knowing and being actually really involved in collecting the history of these two giants it actually really upsetting to know that they knowingly did such terrible job on two stories that were literally two of the top email. Self-made millionaire millionaires in our history. And I say to because most people don't know about any more not any malone was actually I self made millionaire. She was not. Cj Walkers boss so the character that they created in this atrocity Eddie Monroe is loosely based also Annual alone and a bunch of other situations during that time. That was how it was explained by a lou bundles the great great granddaughter of Madame. Cj Walker Hollywood. They like to use what they call their creative licensed in rice truth in to make the story more captivate and and I think we're madame. Cj Walker Anne Malone's story alone. The rags to riches elements of it was enough to make captivate air without putting in Lies and half truth now. One of the things that was greatly unappreciated is how they use color. Ism in this serious and they depleted Anne Enroll as someone who was out for high yellow complexion when she was actually if not the same complexion as madame walkers correct. She was slightly lighter but there was no color in any malone's business at all. She literally was one of the people that was adamant about uplifting rates and uplift and black women was considered a lice game fan light-skinned slash browns. Did you know she was more of a caramel complexion because she was in high yellow? Yeah so that's that's that's one thing because I I've seen pictures of her but you know when it's a black and white pitcher right. It's almost hard to tell but the one that I seen. She looked doc. Any from what? I'm being told by everybody else that She wasn't a high yellow inefficient. Now she she was not hi L. And the part where they play her as a villain that was bitter and that she stalked madame. Cj Walker that is so unusual only untrue. I just think it does a disservice tool when you look at her history. Because I I went back and I did some research on some of the things. I knew some of the things I didn't know. Oh Yeah Is that as you said? She was actually the first black millionaire grand. She had over seventy thousand cell agents. I was working for at the height of her company in the college that she had in college. It was actually so great and I don't mean to interrupt you but this is the funny thing her she owned a city block in Saint Louis. Okay it opened its doors in nineteen eighty nine hundred seventeen and This is actually her college. This is the system that she actually put madame. Cj Walker through and she also had another famous Students that most people don't know about which was Chuck Mary. He actually graduated from Portal's college as well and Madame. Cj I'm seeing any malone literally was one of the highest paid black people in the country in in nineteen twenty three. The Philadelphia Tribune had reported that she had paid forty thousand dollars in taxes in nineteen twenty four. This woman was rich and she actually shared her wealth. That was one of her. I guess you could say I want her downfalls but she laid the foundation filmed Filling philanthropy. What's Madame? Cj Walker Kerry. Don't want she gave five thousand dollars for the first black. Ymca to be crazy in in actual Saint Louis she also gave twenty five thousand dollars which was the largest single ownership given towards Howard's of medical school and they try to diminish what she's done and it's by far you know she actually gave more money than Madame. Cj Walker but we're not trying to diminish their view of each of the women but you cannot live any totally try to assassinate. Somebody's character by coming up with this eroneous fictional story you know they changed the name which already confusing naked. Addy Monroe in the movie and Addie Malone was actual person. I did my research on As well as far as how charitable donations to several guns ation. You're saying as you said you know at the height of her career. She gave away a lot of money they able to tell her worth was your tax filings and she paid the highest taxes during that year in. Saint Sir and once she paid in this day and then this time is to five million dollars. A million dollars been earnings. That in itself is monumental and we're talking about what the nineteen twenties yes sir. She established company in one thousand. Nine hundred and people don't know there's a letter that madame. Cj Walker wrote own Stay in all that. She had six hundred thousand dollars. She never made a million dollars in her life as she told her lawyer. Who's writing this letter to a lawyer that wanted to be a millionaire now with the six hundred thousand dollars? A lot of people are saying that we're hall property holdings it would equate it to over a million dollars. So that's why she was considered A me near that. That is true. In S by Evaluation Begins Book of World Records Also did a subtitle at the bottom of the thing that they actually gave to the family for the Guinness Book of Records Nuclear. In her first self made a millionaire but they've mentioned any malone to other people that were Millionaires before and I thought that was interesting. But the caveat that they gave was that it was too there wasn't enough information to substantiate which is B. S. You have written record from the from the articles in newspapers. Around the time you have there is written information which I've collected any malone out her own booklets back out in In the early team of what she did. So there's there's actual records and also if you've seen any of the pictures is absolutely amazing. The block of Poro College building that she built in Saint Louis. The funny part about it is later on Optima. Cj Walker died her family and the actual company almost replicated the building almost exactly to the team for Madame CJ Walker Building in Indianapolis. Still to this day yes seen that I've seen that so let let me ask you. How accurate is the scene with? A Booker T. Washington and him not allowing her to speak in the conversation that he had because it seemed like it was a Lotta sexualization going on there. There definitely was sexism. They are but that was not an accurate account even A Louis Bundles debunk that on a on a live that was done yesterday So account did not happen. He did not allow her the first session. He did not allow her to speak but she did. Wind speaking at the next year and also She hosted him at her house That dialogue and everything was ask for Hollywood sensationalism. So the part where he didn't show show up at a house. That was not true he actually did have a meeting at a house. That was the following year that he actually did. But that was that was all at that was creative license as they call it. Yes so many lies in mistrial. A lot of things that was left out even they didn't highlight a lot. Abou- Poro College. Yeah never touched. They never touched on it at all. They never actually admitted that she was a top sales person for MMC Joe Walker. And she did not go straight to. Indianapolis she stopped. She left Saint Louis and she went to Denver for several years and she was still selling madame. While any malone's products there was no type of color. Ism in that they was like no Division between them Madame. Cj Walker was one of her trusted in closest friends and agents fact. Choose her top agent. She was her top selling agent there. When when I was doing some research about parole college encounter the entire complex alone cost five hundred thousand dollars. It had classrooms. Had A factory. A sewing room barbershop dining hall gymnasium bakery chapel and a five hundred seat Auditorium Auditorium. You have some historical black college today. That don't even have exactly that you know celebrate. This was a phenomenal to be happening in the nineteen hundreds early eighteen hundreds data. Well let me ask you something else. Now this is a big thing Especially in Hollywood when they take our stories and they tried to cast us in a negative light in a light that is something that the majority of metrically opposed to now. We seeing that with the movie. Harriet had a fictional couch in their name. Bigger that existed and it seems that they made him the villain instead of her slave master right now in this film with Madame. Cj WALKER'S DAUGHTER. Who tried to allude to the fact that she had a sexual mail a lesbian relationship. Right now for the research that I have found is said that. Her daughter was a socialite and do a lot of parties where seeing by a Lotta High Society people during the Harlem Renaissance as she was very L. G. T. V. Friendly. He was not a lesbian. In fact Seattle's married twice. I think two or three times present. Tell me a little bit about that. That actually was created The lady that she is a that is alleged that she had a relationship as a totally made up character. That was actually really foul. Actually that they insinuated this now A Lilia Walker. What she changed her name to allow you. She had an Apostrophe to her name. She was a social as you said. She entertained a lot of the actual Harlem Renaissance leaders so she was very friendly to everybody. Black it didn't matter their sexual orientation their religion anything like that. She entertained everybody because she wanted to. She was very into arts in everything and she wanted to create our own niche so she had a club. She had the tower which They did mention in the actual film at of her Harlem Brownstone. There was no historical evidence at all that she was lessening at all. Even though you said that she was a little upset about that. Also the other thing you might touch on this later but They created that That rift between her and her husband as far as them for a madame. Cj Walker he did not. There's no record that he ever cheated on her at all and he never had a problem with her. Establishing her company never discussed you said her granddaughter. The but is it the book based on. Now I mean isn't the movie based on the book by her Granddaughter Is Not. This is the issue with that. And this is my major issue at The book actually. It's what they did. Was they Licensed the rights of the book. They used that quote unquote as the basis of the of the The self-made series. But it doesn't go off of the book at all me being film industry. I haven't come across many contracts. Where license your work. They can tell you that they can create fictional character. Anything from it absolute that they can change things they call. Mc Things and this is this is why a lot of people don't like to give up their creative control on certain projects are they like to have Forget what the clauses but they make the final decision right on the rewrite to anything like dad and I. It's a shame. Doubt this happened to her pretty much. You know for those that don't know the story of Madame CJ Walker. This is our narrative that they are given. But for those like myself. And you who know that you know. We're not we're not believe in that story right we definitely domestically opposed to it and we got to speak out about it because Hollywood shouldn't be allowed to do this is character. Assassination not only four animal but also for me a walker and also for Madame. Cj Walker. I don't think it madame. Cj Walker hand. Say that she would've allowed them to do that. To any Malone In short and everything took everything out of.
"madame cj walker" Discussed on KQED Radio
"A lot that hasn't seen anything speaking to judge next to the story of a truly remarkable woman who succeeded against wields to become the first self made female millionaire her name was Madame CJ Walker she was born to former slaves but ended her life as a famous philanthropist I spoke with her great great granddaughter about how she changed the lives of millions of black American women through her pioneering beauty products when I was growing up my mother was vice president of the madam CJ Walker manufacturing company in the nineteen fifties and nineteen sixties the silverware that we used every day had madam Walker's monogram and the China that we used on special occasions had been in her mansion in Irvington New York media bundles grew up with her great great grandmother's silverware earned her legacy but never actually met her as madam CJ Walker had died in nineteen nineteen she being at the peak of her powers and had been living the life of the super rich she commissioned Bergner Tandy the first license black architect in New York to build a mansion for her in Irvington New York which was the wealthiest community in America a few miles away from John D. Rockefeller's mansion the headlines talk about this woman who had risen from the cotton fields of the south to build a mansion in Westchester county along the Hudson River in the nineteen seventies and media bundles was trying to make her own way in the world as a generalist when a black college professor convinced her she should write about her famous family but this was the era of the African black women's head with political care.
"madame cj walker" Discussed on KCRW
"To talk TV clear eyes full hearts three words for you three yeah the one well today let's talk about the first self made female millionaire in America her name was Madame CJ Walker she was not only a woman she was black born to former slaves she made a fortune in the early part of the twentieth century making hair care products for black women now her story is being told in a limited Netflix series called self made inspired by the life of madam CJ Walker it stars Octavia Spencer home products shampoo a prison or maybe something dander I'm gonna make it easier calamity could capture such a thing as going too fast that's why we have to be smart about it do things professionally in order the series is based on the book called on her own ground the life and times of madam CJ Walker written by her great great granddaughter Lelia bundles who joins me now welcome thank you very much glad to be here glad to have you well she died in nineteen nineteen raid a century ago ash just a year before women got the right to vote I'm and so it's taken all this time for her story to make it on TV well it's a long journey a hundred a hundred and one years after she died and fifty years after I wrote my first report about her in high school my gosh we are we are now a Netflix series so that's pretty exciting it's very exciting and I'll tell you it's exciting because more people millions of people actually who never heard madam Walker's name will know her name and I of course hope that they will be excited and inspired by this series and that they will see the dramatic Hollywood version and that will lead them back to some of our non fiction sources like on her own ground and some of the other national historic landmarks and databases and other things that tell the factual story of her life okay well she was born Sarah Breedlove in eighteen sixty seven in Louisiana grew up extremely poor had a very tough upbringing here's how Octavia Spencer explains it in the show it came.
"madame cj walker" Discussed on KCRW
"TV there are three words for you three yeah the one well today let's talk about the first self made female billionaire in America her name was Madame CJ Walker she was not only a woman she was black born to former slaves she made a fortune in the early part of the twentieth century making hair care products for black women now her story is being told in a limited Netflix series called self made inspired by the life of madam CJ Walker it stars Octavia Spencer home products shampoo a prison or maybe something the dander I'm gonna make it easier calamity could can't there such a thing as going too fast that's why we have to be smart about it do things professionally in order the series is based on the book called on her own ground the life and times of madam CJ Walker written by her great great granddaughter of Lelia bundles who joins me now welcome thank you very much glad to be here glad to have you well she died in nineteen nineteen raid a century ago ash just a year before women got the right to vote to vote I'm and so it's taken all this time for her story to make it on TV well it's a long journey a hundred a hundred and one years after she died and fifty years after I wrote my first report about her in high school my gosh we are we are now a Netflix series so that's pretty exciting it's very exciting and I'll tell you it's exciting because more people millions of people actually who never heard madam Walker's name will know her name and I of course hope that they will be excited and inspired by this series and that they will see the dramatic Hollywood version and that will lead them back to some of our non fiction sources like on her own.
GUI Pre-Cap Week of 3-16-20
"Hello everyone and welcome is recap recap all the things. They're going to have happened for the week of March sixteenth. Twenty twenty four it happens. My name is Bruce and let's get started with Gui pick of the week. We're going to go with Superman. Red Son is coming out on BLU ray this week This is an adaptation of the classic else world. Graphic novel The basic premise. And not to give anything away Imagine that the beginning of a Cold War and CAL. L doesn't land in Smallville but lands in the Soviet Union It's a great twist on the Classic Story If you get a chance check it out all right for T. pages on Monday. Cw has the premiere of Roswell New Mexico Tuesday. Tlc has the finale of Im jazz Wednesday. Amy Has the finale of America's top dog Thursday Bravo has the premiere of top chef Friday. Nothing really special Saturday. Hbo Has the Premier of X. Men Dark Phoenix that nobody saw And Sunday nothing special either. All right for box office result in Fifth Place. You have the hunt fourth-place the invisible man third-placed bloodshot second-place. I still believe and in first place making ten point. One million dollars is on word Speaking of movies. There's nothing coming out this week. All major releases have been pulled due to the corona virus for the next three weeks at least They may pull them again. Depending on what's going on with the viruses for DVD's because if you wanna stay home and watch something which is a good idea. You have Jumanji the next level. Richard Jewel Black Christmas a hidden life. And of course superman red son for on line services net flicks has feel good season. One Tiger King murder mayhem and madness season one. Self-made inspired by the life of Madame. Cj Walker season won the English game season one the letter for the King Season One and the platform who has little fires everywhere season one and prime has blow the men down for video games. Mlb The show twenty is on. Ps four animal crossing new horizons on Switch Doom Sixty four which is on the PS four xbox once which in BC and you have doom eternal which is for the PS for xbox One and P C R I for Gui news new episodes of The GYI podcast blue's clues smack. My pitch up and Geek fathers are all coming out this week. And in light of the pandemic of the corona virus some shows made experience delays or postponement of episodes Most network shows a record with panelists in the same room and we will be limiting that in person interactions as necessary. Please be patient Was We work out? Remote methods of recording. More information will be coming out soon
"madame cj walker" Discussed on The Culture Soup Podcast
"And each episode we bring you some of the most notable and not yet notable thought leaders in tech business and culture. The year was two thousand and two I was still a vice president at catch in public relations. But at the time I was considering what it be like to freelance. So I had some comments that minus BP had sent my way to do media training, but also toyed around with individual clients. If you've been listening, you'll know that a Lilia bundles the great great granddaughter of Madame CJ Walker was one of those clients, be other was Valorie Burton, of course, she's now twelve time author near times bestseller bestseller life coach, etc. Etc. There was one other person that I came in contact with and mind you all three of these people came to me in some shape. Former fashion through a B J. Toray at the time he was writing for magazines like Rolling Stone, like five eighty hadn't broken onto the scene on MSNBC just yet. But in writing circles, he was known very well he was a tune to culture and his pin was razor sharp. Tori had heard that I was branching out on my own and approached me about my public relations services. I remember us batting emails back and forth four bit, but nothing transpired fast forward to the summer of two thousand seventeen to Ray head blown up, he'd been on a mess in C. I'd seen him on CNN everybody knows who Tori is. I went to my favorite restaurant in the war liens, Louisiana during essence festival, and I was going to meet my former employee, Heather Woodard. She hadn't arrived just yet she was depending on a friend to get her there. But in the meantime, guests who walks into the Gumbo shop to array. I was planning to be back in the world ends within a month to speak at the national association of black journalists convention Taurean. I caught up while we waited for our seats. And he also expressed an interest in speaking at the NFC J. So I connected him by Email later on with the planners. But this would be the encounter that would put myself in Toray back in touch. Fast forward to just about a month ago Toray, and I reconnected again this time to ask him to be on the podcast because I noticed that he'd started another business to raise a book coach to Ray supports writers in their goals to author books in the big leagues. In other words, he helps them to conceptualize plan the proposal, work through each of the steps even seeking agents working with big publishing houses. The works. I was so excited to find out he was doing this his timing was impeccable little. Did he know that beginning last year? I started my journey towards publishing my. First book and been to New York City, at least twice to meet with a rather large publishing house. It really is amazing. How God brings people into your path at just the right time in this conversation that I had with Toray about coming on the show. I asked him would he be my book coach, and he agreed as part of his book coaching business? He's launching a second podcast, not the very wildly popular the Taurus show. But another one just for writers called free. M F A for those of you outside of academia, that is free. Masters of fine arts, originally planned for the second show to focus on unmet working. But because of the nature and the awesomeness of this next guest, we're gonna push that until July everyone meet Toray my friend, author of multiple books book, coach and television host, and the man who was absolutely wicked with the pin. Tori. At the end of the day, all roads lead to writer in him on MSNBC. Five. New York Times, New Yorker.
"madame cj walker" Discussed on The Children's Hour
"Couple of books by Cuomo Alexander, including his newest one. The undefeated honored to be given the opportunity to talk to him today about his stories, so Cuomo Alexander can you tell me a little bit about your new book the undefeated. Why inspired you to write this tribute? And why did you do in verse? It's a pleasure to be here. I wrote this book because I wanted to write a story about the journey of African Americans in this country. I want to write a story about the history of America want to write a love letter to America. And I wanted to do it for my daughter, who's now ten but in two thousand eight inch she was born our president was Barack Obama, and I thought, wow, my daughter's being born into a world with an African American president, and I want her to know how we got to this point. And so I decided to write this poem about it, which was. Almost like a prayer, and it was for her to be able to have as proof of how we got to the stork moment. So I wrote it as a poem. It was called an American poem and over the years, it kind of evolved into the book that we now have, which is called the undefeated. And now we have this, this really just beautiful book called the defeated, that's so cool. And for those of you who don't know the undefeated is not just poetry. But it's also a stray shins by Qadeer Nelson and these illustration, I thought the illustrations in the book were beautiful, and they complimented the poetry, so well, do you have a favorite illustration and why? Thank you for, you know, really appreciating the artwork Qadir's amazing. He's one of our most celebrated artists in this country. Do I have a favorite piece of art in the book? No, I love each and every one of them, I think there's one particular page, that is pretty magical and pretty brilliant in terms of the decision that he made in. That's the third spread in the book, which I won't spoil for your listeners. But when they get to that page trust me, they're going to be like, oh, my. The historical figures depicted in the book. Who do you relate to most? It's a good question. I would probably turn that around to you. Like, who do you relate to the most because they're extraordinary people in this book, like Langston Hughes and Michael Jordan, and Billie holiday, and Madame CJ Walker and their ordinary people who are nameless, but, you know, they remind me of my great, great grandparents, they remind me of my grandparents, I think, what's really cool about this book, is that there's like tragedy, but there's triumph there's pain, but there's progress, and hopefully, we all can be inspired by this journey. The story as my Angeles says, though, we may face defeat we, we must never be defeated. And that's something Julia, I think we can also learn from how did you choose who to include in your book was there anyone that you watch? To write about but didn't. That's a great question. I didn't necessarily choose names or choose figures, the artists could hear decided who he was going to paint. I had nothing to do with that. So when I saw the book I was like, wow, that's cool. Like some names, I wouldn't have. That's a surly chosen and some I probably would have, but he made all those decisions. So as a child, did you think you were going to be an author when new rule up? No. I thought I was going to be a tennis star. That was my goal or a pediatrician and what inspires your stories people like you children. I wanna help kids, imagine a better world. I want to write stories that are going to open up the eyes and bring a light and China Light for, for young people to be able to say you know what I wanna make this world, a better place. And I think I can do it. I want to write books that engage in inspire empower. That's my goal. So that's what inspires me. Thank you for taking the time to talk with me. I really appreciate this opportunity. Thank you, queue, that was Kwami Alexander being interviewed by our own Julia Wolfe right here on the children's hour..
"madame cj walker" Discussed on KCRW
"Part of the twentieth. Century in African American neighborhoods in Philadelphia York who led that social sexual revolution. While it was young black women, the book wayward lives, beautiful experiments looks at how these women challenged and transformed ideas about love marriage and family, even before the jazz age before the Harlem renaissance the author of the book is a D Hartman her specialty is in resurrecting forgotten and race stories. She's a professor at Columbia University and a Guggenheim fellow anti joins me. Now. Welcome. Thank you. And happy to be here. It's great to have you. So you wrote this in an unusual way. Right. Yes. And this is not like a straight history book or sociological examination. I mean, you employ a lot of interesting narrative techniques a lot of kind of fictionalized versions of of these women's stores. Can you tell us about how you went about writing this book? Basically I wanted to write a history book, but one that had the intimacy and the narrative power of a novel and while I did huge amounts of archival research than novelists. Stick texture has everything to do with the perspective from which I narrated, and it's very close to these women's lives. Will you right in the introduction that you see these young black women as social visionaries innovators, right? As as as people who are in fact, creating a revolution. Yes, I do and for many people that's like a wild assertion. You know, how can that be the case? I think that they were astute social analysts because at the time people migrated to the north often to find a more restricted set of possibilities than existed in the south. So that was the first surprise and for young black women, the overwhelming majority like ninety percent were conscripted to domestic work to housework, which they consider to be a continuation of slavery reformers were saying, well, if you become a more efficient worker, then you can get better wages, so the idea was that their circumstances. We're going to be improved if they became better and more efficient servants. And basically they said no to that. They said no to a social script which was trying to make. Them live in accordance with Victorian and middle-class norms that were absolutely unsustainable in the black community black families needed the work, the wages and the labor of all adults in the household households dependent upon renting rooms to strangers. So what the black household was was radically different than a vision of a White House whole with mommy, daddy, and children, and that different form that queer form that anomalous form that different form of the household actually, enable people to survive, so largely this is taking place in the north, and you focus on Philadelphia and New York City, and it's a tractive the attention of sociologists famous sociologists like WB voice came to check out what was happening and and try to figure out what was driving all this behavior. And then also a friend of his white woman. Named Mary white moving ten she goes and lives in I guess, the slums, and you know, she's initially seen because she was co founder of the ACP is a friend of black people African Americans. And yet, you write that she really had a very condescending attitude towards young black women, and I would, you know, say that she had a a very complex attitude. Absolutely. I mean, Mary white Ave was definitely an anti-racist a co-founder as you say, the NAACP friend of Dubose, but even for you know, Mary white adding ten the way in which black people in particularly young black women conduct their intimate lives. She judges to be a certain kind of failure rate. She writes in their hours of leisure the surplus women are known to play havoc with their neighbors. Sons even with their neighbors, husbands, I know the. The Malindi the hour. I know so it's such an, and I think that what's interesting about Mary white Abington is even as she is a totally non traditional woman herself. Right. I mean, one she's not married in all likelihood, she was involved in an extramarital affair herself. She's living in an all black building. So in so many ways she has defied a set of gender prescriptions yet, she seems to have a very different measure or yardstick when it comes to the young black women, she's surrounded by and again, Mary white Otton. She is definitely like a friend of the race. So it's not antipathy. That's prompting her to describe her neighbors in this way. Right. It's just a genuine sense that they're failing to meet a certain text of womanhood. I want to talk about EDNA Thomas. She was an actress and a singer, and he's just a little bit of her music from the time song called go down. Moses. Sal, let my people go there. She was the daughter of a black woman and a white man who raped her mother, and she was very light skinned. And I guess that was a problem for her growing up. Right. But but then it served her. Well, when she wanted to become an entertainer. You know, again, it's also complex because part of the black elite has always been really fair. I think in her case she was fair for the wrong reasons being fair enabled her to travel in social certain social circles it also worked against her for certain roles because she wasn't considered black enough. So she never passed as white. No. She didn't pass as white. She didn't pass as white. So she marries a black man, and I guess it's not necessarily happy marriage. And then she she falls in love with a British woman an aristocrat. Yes. I mean, it's it's a kind of you know, lovely wild story. I mean, I she marries a very intelligent, man. Who's in a circle of artists who loves Chinese poets and often quotes and conversation, but it is a complex in an unhappy marriage. I mean, there were rumors float that it was a marriage of convenience that are husband was gay. But again, this is these were the rumors she actually said that they had a very passionate marriage even as he was emotionally distant on. She meets a la- veto Wyndham when the three of them are at a party at Olea walkers. So this romance unfolds, which is like a wild pursuit by Olivia Wyndham with Ed never coiling her constantly for six months and Elise returning to. England, and she comes by to say goodbye and presumably I would seem to like plead her case the loss time, and at that moment, something changes as an EDNA finally embraces her and they live together not only nut and Livia as a couple, but the the three of them share a household. I mean, Lloyd is a friend of the couple. So they're really, you know, living this spooky Mian lifestyle. What I found was interesting is that the way the newspapers of the time would often talk about the three some as they would appear. So everyone probably knew this big open secret. But no one felt the need to kind of to out them in the press that there was I think that that was what was really interesting about the age that there was a lot of freedom that was a part of not disclosing ones. Intimacies even as they were known and accept it. You mentioned she they met at Lilia walkers who tells about her because she would have these wild parties. I mean, she was you know, the daughter of Madame CJ Walker who popularized straightening come who invented her own straightened process, and who was the first black woman millionaire and so a legally award. Have these amazing Suarez where you know? Rich white people from downtown come uptown European royalty was there and EDNA was part of the beautiful circle of friends, you know, that occupied Leila Leila's world. And so they met at one of these, you know, grand parties at ali-aliens house and she had the most beautiful house in Harlem, and it was a lovely double Brownstone. So there's so much. You know, I guess romance about the age, and it was in that the context of all of this beauty all of this talent that these two unlikely, you know, these two unlikely figures encounter one another, and then, you know, fall in love and have a a relationship that lasts for decades. That's astonishing and incredible. Let's talk about another performer. Let's just clip of song called groundhog blues..
"madame cj walker" Discussed on KCRW
"Part of the twentieth. Century in African American neighborhoods in Philadelphia, New York who led that social sexual revolution. Well, it was young black women the book wayward lives, beautiful experiments looks at how these women challenged and transformed ideas about love marriage and family, even before the jazz age before the Harlem renaissance the author of the book is de Hartman. Her specialty is in resurrecting forgotten and race stories. She's a professor at Columbia University and a Guggenheim fellow anti joins me. Now. Welcome. Thank you. I'm happy to be here. It's great to have you. So you wrote this in an unusual way. Right. Yes. This is not like a straight history book or sociological examination. I mean, you employ a lot of interesting narrative techniques a lot of kind of fictionalized versions of of these women's stores. Can you tell us about how you went about writing this book? Basically I wanted to write a history book, but one that had the intimacy and the narrative power of a novel and while I did huge amounts of archival research than novelists. Stick texture has everything to do with the perspective from which I narrated, and it's very close to these women's lives. Will you right in the introduction that you see these young black women as social visionaries innovators, right? As as as people who are in fact, creating a revolution. Yes, I do and for many people that's like a wild assertion. You know, how can that be the case? I think that they were astute social analysts because at the time people migrated to the north often to find a more restricted set of possibilities than existed in the south. So that was the first surprise and for young black women, the overwhelming majority like ninety percent were conscripted to domestic work to housework, which they consider to be a continuation of slavery reformers were saying, well, if you become a more efficient worker than you can get better wages, so the idea was that their circumstances. We're going to be improved if they became better and more efficient servants. And basically they said no to that. They said no to a social script which was trying to make. Them live in accordance with Victorian and middle-class norms that were absolutely unsustainable in the black community black families needed the work, the wages and the labor of all adults in the household households dependent upon renting rooms to strangers. So what the black household was was radically different than a vision of a White House whole with mommy, daddy, and children, and that different form that queer form that anomalous form that different form of the household actually enabled people to survive. So largely this is taking place in the north, and you focus on Philadelphia and New York City, and it's a tractive the attention of sociologists famous sociologists like w e b voice came to check out what was happening and and try to figure out what was driving all this behavior. And then also a friend of his white woman. Named Mary white Overton. She goes and lives in I guess, the Flums, and you know, she's initially seen because co founder of the Lacey pe- as a friend of black people African Americans. And yet, you write that she really had a very condescending attitude towards young black women, and I would, you know, say that she had a a very complex attitude. Absolutely. I mean, Mary white Ovington was definitely an anti-racist co-founder as the NAACP friend of Dubose. But even for, you know, Mary white Ave Cranston the way in which black people in particularly young black women conduct their intimate lives. She judges to be a certain kind of failure rate. She writes in their hours of leisure the surplus women are known to play havoc with their neighbors. Sons even with their neighbors, husbands. I know the the Malindi the hour. I know so it's such an, and I think that what's interesting about Mary white Ave. Tin is that even if she is a totally non traditional woman herself. Right. I mean, one she's not married in all likelihood, she was involved in an extramarital affair herself. She's living in an all black building. So in so many ways she has defied a set of gender prescriptions yet, she seems to have a very different measure or yardstick when it comes to the young black women she's surrounded by and again, Mary white offering ten she is definitely like a friend of the race. So it's not antipathy. That's prompting her to describe her neighbors in this way. Right. It's just a genuine sense that they're failing to meet a certain text of womanhood. Hm? I wanna talk about EDNA Thomas. She was an actress and a singer and his just a little bit of her music from the time song called go down. Moses. Let my people go there. She was the daughter of black woman and a white man who raped her mother, and she was very light skinned. And I guess that was a problem for her growing up. Right. But but then it served her. Well, when she wanted to become an entertainer. You know, again, it's also complex because part of the black elite has always been really fair. I think in her case she was fair for the wrong reasons being fair enabled her to travel and social certain social circles it also worked against her for certain roles because she wasn't considered black enough. So she never passed as white. No. She didn't pass as white. She didn't pass as white. So she marries a black, man. And I guess it's it's not necessarily happy marriage. And then she she falls in love with a British woman aristocrat. Yes. I mean, it's it's a kind of you know, lovely wild story. I mean, I she marries a very intelligent, man. Who's in a circle of artists who loves Chinese poets and often quotes and conversation, but it is a complex in an unhappy marriage. I mean, there were rumors of float that it was a marriage of convenience that are husband was gay. But again, this is these were the rumors she actually said that they had very passionate marriage, even as he was emotionally distant. She meets a levino Wyndham when the three of them are at a party at Olea walkers. So this romance unfolds, which is like a wild pursuit by alluvia Windham with Ed never coiling her constantly for six months and Elise returning to. England. And she comes, you know, by to say goodbye and presumably I would assume to plead her case the last time, and at that moment, something changes as an EDNA finally embraces her, and they live together, not only EDNA and the Livia as a couple, but the the three of them share a household. I mean, Lloyd is a friend of the couple so they're really, you know, living this spooky Mian lifestyle. What I found was interesting is that the way the newspapers of the time would often talk about the three some as they would appear. So everyone probably knew this big open secret. But no one felt the need to kind of to out them in the press that there was I think that that was what was really interesting about the age that there was a lot of freedom that was a part of not disclosing ones. Intimacies even as they were known and accept it. You mentioned she they met at a Leilia walkers who tells about her because she would have these wild parties. I mean, she was you know, the daughter of Madame CJ Walker who popularized straightening comb who invented her own straightened process, and who was the first black woman millionaire, and so a little you would have these amazing Suarez where you know. Rich white people from downtown would come uptown European royalty was there and EDNA was part of the beautiful circle of friends that occupied ali-aliens world. And so they met at one of these, you know, grand parties at ali-aliens house and she had the most beautiful house in Harlem, and it was a lovely double Brownstone. So there's so much, you know, I guess romance about the age, and it was in the context of all of this beauty all of this talent that these. Two unlikely you know that these two unlikely figures encounter one another, and then, you know, fall in love and have a a relationship that lasts for decades. That's astonishing and incredible. Let's talk about another performer. Let's hear clip of song called groundhog blues..
"madame cj walker" Discussed on WIBC 93.1FM
"You when you're anyone has driven up and down the street. They have not seen Washington boulevard by the forty one sixty one sixty they have noticed this home. It doesn't it doesn't sit swear to the street. It's Kimmy, womp. It's cut it about a thirty degree angle. Yes. Neighborhood lower says, it's because there was a tree on the right side of the house that the homeowner didn't want cut down. We don't know if that's true or not. But it does add a nice dimension to the property. I like that part of it that they didn't want to cut that tree down. Again. If you go through mother's day. She don't make it out here today. We'd love to have your door's open. We'll be at eleven o'clock this morning. What do you love about this house? Why? Because this is the second time you've chosen it's one hundred years old this year. But what made you choose it again while the layout of the house is beautiful. The architecture is amazing. If you go through when you come through the house, there is a flattened arch pattern. That agree to the front door. It's followed throughout the house in the woodwork in the new master bathroom in the carriage houses. It's has all existing wood flooring. Narrow oak in the main part of the house and then foreign job boards in the servants quarters of that house on on the second quarter. Quarters. Oh in the banister going onto the second floor from the entry way is just gorgeous. It's an old white oak. And it just so well done how do you not just going to say, how do you get twenty decorators to work together? Well, we have a lot more than twenty decorated. I'm sorry. Twenty teams you had twenty we have twenty eight interior design and six exterior design teams of Lord. How do you get them to work together? Do they do they have to pay attention to the one next to them? Or can they do anything they want in the rooms? I think can do whatever they want in their rooms. This is a labor of love for everyone. And so it's just kind of magical event, and that people don't there's not a lot of chatter between people on what they're going to do in their rooms. But somehow when it's all done just magically Kolesas in is just magic see I have to worry about Pat coming over and sabotaging anything that I do, but the decorators aren't sabotaging the next next door room. Are they knows Pat Sullivan's in this group now now, and in fact, if someone needs. Something or they think something might work that they have of their owner that they can access their they all worked together. So that I can I send Pat over pet. I I've I've taken up a collection for charm school three times, but he keeps sending the money onto the chirrup. Stop talking. Okay. Suzy? So tell us about the timeline. How long does it take first of all the selection process? How do you how do you? How do you come up with the home? You kind of narrow in on something you want. Well, if can happen several different ways, we send out letters to some people. We also have a link on our website. If you're interested in being the show home where you can Email us, and let us know that you might be interested, and we start they've already started the process for looking for a home for next year. Well, how long is the homeowner out of the house? So from the time you take over till till the time, they get it back. How long would they be out of the house? It it depends from year to year a lot of times, they don't leave until after the first of the year. And then they're back in about Memorial Day this year, we were fortunate to give the house a little bit centered in that. And since we have a new kitchen in a new master bath in a new laundry room. We were able to get dental started a little early and keep our timeline on track. Tear you'd love the the laundry is on the second floor. Oh, really wouldn't Pat like that the laundry room, Pat the houses for sale, Pat booth compound Sullivan. Okay. Bill sign out there. Can I tell you that I saw? And I I don't know if this is true. But that where's that coming from? Because that's what you are. Saint Joan of ark. Oh, it's beautiful. But this home in one thousand nine hundred when it was built was twenty thousand dollars, right? Eight thousand dollars which was probably a great amount of money, obviously at that time. But that doesn't even clued the property. What is the value of this home right now? Do you know, I know what they've listed it for is that what you're asking. Yes. Can wait two point one five million point one five million dollars for over nine thousand square feet in this beautiful spot listening. You can hear that the bells from Saint, it's lovely. You. Don't even know your this close to the city. It's so peaceful and quiet in gorgeous. This has such a great history. This place has great history of the owners understand the six owner. It's just has had six owners tell us about the gentleman that built it first and the architect was okay. I've got it. If you don't know. This lady from what I understand the architect firm built many things the former city hall the buildings some of the buildings on the campus of for the school for the deaf circle theatre Columbia club. The guarantee building the Coliseum the Madame CJ Walker building, that's the the architect of this particular home. It is just gorgeous. But in nineteen twenty two Abram Lazarus block was the show. In block postal within with l Strauss company, and he bought the house for his daughter's wedding present as I understand it. It's it. Yeah. I do similar things you do. Plane tickets to leave town. But I know we're getting close to time. But he died in nineteen thirty six in his will he bequeathed ten oil paintings to Eskenazi health tests can Ozzy health. What is it now Eskenazi health? He donated these beautiful town, he left that in his will to Saint Joan of arc Saint Joan of arc sees on the brain markets, and the pictures aren't pictures in in a size that you would put in your home. They're just mammoth wall type, but that's again, another tie-in you which race so much money and do so much good press, Susie. So the hours against so close tomorrow. Yes. Well on the two Mondays we are. We are open for VIP tours with you can buy tickets online for those were the.
"madame cj walker" Discussed on Woman Evolve with Sarah Jakes Roberts
"But since you brought it up I thought I was here with the key it. Okay. So our next hail Mary is LeBron James, and he's technically our hill. Joseph because when we have a fella in the mix, we gotta take a minute in just say he'll Joseph and not Mary. Lebron James helped Octavia Spencer secure fair pay for her role in their upcoming Netflix series, the Oscar winning actress revealed the basketball players welcome into. Prevention during a panel at this year's Sundance film festival. So she says I have to say when I was negotiating my deal for Madame CJ, LeBron James had to intervene. So we need all our milk counterparts to be in the fight with us. So basically, LeBron intervene and insisted that uptake via be paid fairly for her role as Madame CJ Walker in their deal. And I just wanted to say that like that is awesome. Obviously, you know, as a woman in ministry and a woman who gets to connect with all different types of women from different backgrounds. I recognize that I really honestly truly believe that there is not a better time to be a woman them right now in this day and age because there are there's so much awareness about the effect of effectiveness of our voice and the power that we bring into industries because so many trailblazers have gone ahead of us. But I do also know that our movement has to be. You know, our movement is more powerful doesn't have to be. But our movement is more powerful. When we have men being a part of the movement as well. And that's why I love that. My husband is so supportive of woman evolve. Because it would be so easy to kind of be like, you know, that's my wife's thing or, you know, just trying to make me be like a cute little housewife, which like I wasn't that. When we got there. First of all nothing wrong with being a cute little house five let me say that. But I'm saying like he did not limit the my dreams to fit into what he wanted in a wife. He'd let me be who I was going to be. So if you're called to be a house by vets you're calling and you find fulfillment in that if you're called to be other things sometimes you do need a male who was in that industry to help underscore into validate. What is going on inside of you? And I think that it's awesome to see people like LeBron James and other men who are doing things like that. Actually sources I love LeBron. He's definitely the goat on and off the court Aleve. Your resent men that see the worth of a one of a of a woman in will make sure in the industry. She is set in taking care of is amazing. We all need to come together and help each other for sure. Monica says, yes, get it. Lebron olympia. Yup. Monica Dorsey says this is the year of the woman, we are powerful. Shifting the atmosphere in every area of life. Big ups to the main who understand the power that my leftist hail Mary is for Caroline Gillespie. I'm not sure if he got hurt this story. But when I heard it I thought, wow, what a woman teen. Suddenly finds eleven point five million dollars in his Bank account in eighteen year old boy whose Bank account was mistakenly flooded with millions of dollars.
"madame cj walker" Discussed on KIIS 102.7
"Kissed. Thanks, Robin and drew well done. Well, John so LeBron James is your new hero. And the reason why has nothing to do with sports Tanya in the training or point. Yes. So I'm not a big sports, girl obvious. But I read this story and it made me fall in love with LeBron James. I wanted to tell you guys, obviously, the fight to close the gender gap still going battling. But the thing that I found really interesting is that these top actresses in Hollywood are still fighting this battle, so Octavia Spencer. She is like an Academy Award winning actress like she is so legit. And she's still can't get equal pay for as her male counterparts in his show that she's doing for Netflix. It's called Madame CJ Walker, and this is where LeBron steps in. So he is an executive producer on this show. And she was talking at a Sundance film festival panel Octavia was and she basically said that when she was in negotiations that LeBron James had intervened. She said I have to say when I was negotiating my deal for Madame CJ, LeBron James had to intervene. We need all our male counterparts. To be in the fight with us. And this just made me just fall in love with him. Like, I feel like that's so this is a very modern, man. You know, what I mean like step in and be like I want to help my girl Octavia. And I thought it was really cool that she was on a panel. Speaking about it. And I just really to. I love that story. What do they call it? When you give an assistant basketball, they call it oftentimes. There's an assist on the court. He's dropping more than dimes rock Tevita. Yeah. Awesome. Coming up next, thirty minutes, a kiss music hang on. Now..
"madame cj walker" Discussed on Miss Information: A Trivia Podcast
"Cosmonaut Tereshkova was a textile factory assembly worker in an immature skydiver. It was her expertise in skydiving that led her to her selection as a cosmonaut she was chosen with four other finalists for more than four hundred applicants due to her background. And that her father had died at were as a worker for the Russians in World War Two in nineteen sixty nine she became a prominent member of the communist party of the Soviet Union holding various political offices. She's regarded as a hero in post-soviet Russia and much of the world having orbited earth. Forty eight times Tereshkova remains the only woman ever to have been on a solo space mission in twenty thirteen's. She offered to go on a one way trip to Mars if the opportunity ever arose. She's got that space fever. She's like, I gotta get bad. She's eighty one years old, right? Now. But she she said that she would go on one may trip tomorrow. Yeah. I mean, it have to be one. Well, yeah. Better her that. She's like, she's a hero blood. Yeah. No, that's amazing question. Three Sarah breedlove. The first self made female, millionaire was an African American entrepreneur and activist. She made her fortune by developing marketing line of beauty and hair products. For black women in the nineteen hundreds and nineteen ten and was better known by what formal sounding name. I. No this. I know you know in there. But the thing is is that if I give you Madam to start what you get it. Two. So now tell me just tell Madame CJ Walker Madame CJ Walker. Okay. That wasn't the name that. I was okay, never mind. No. But I did know of her. Yes. She was the first million. That's amazing. Yeah. Between nineteen eleven and nineteen nineteen during the height of her career Walker and her company employed several thousand women as sales agents for its products by nineteen seventeen the company claimed to have trained nearly twenty thousand women as beauty culturists using the Walker system of haircare in grooming. Question for you are probably reminded of this twenty sixteen but Hillary Clinton was not the first woman to run for president of the United States that title wasn't said bestowed upon which candidate who headed the ticket for the equal rights party back in eighteen seventy two with black abolitionist leader, Frederick Douglass as her running mate. I mean. Be now because they were tight. They were good. Good were good friends. You're right. Never ran for president. No. Was it Elizabeth case danton steam is it I'm just going to name just tell me. Victoria, wood hull. Okay. Yeah. Yeah. Yes. So the equal rights party supported women's suffrage and equal rights. They included Douglas who actually didn't take part in the election campaign at all like he was just like, I guess my name. I mean things going on. Yeah. So they the party basically wanted to reunite suffrage us with the African American civil rights activists since the exclusion of female suffrage from the fifteenth amendment two years earlier had caused a substantial rift between these two groups, so many historians and authors agree that would hall was technically the first woman to run for president though some of question that priority given issues with the legality of her run. So she was younger than the constitutionally mandated age of thirty five at the time. Oh, like people didn't care about that. They just like a woman. Yeah. Fans have ABC scandal. Can remember that mellie grant when she took over as president is the first few president. I mean kind of spoiler alert. But whatever the shows no what you're for a year. She had a framed campaign poster of Woodhall hanging in the Oval Office instead of like a the portrait of George Washington, actually. Question. Five Monet Davis..
"madame cj walker" Discussed on Yes, Girl!
"We we we round that. So many. Not going to come in my house and not say my name. Thank you. Thank you. Every day you make healing. So. Yes, you know, humor is my magic. Because until we can laugh at ourselves. We'll take ourselves too seriously. And as long as we're not taking we're taking our selves. So seriously, we don't have a place for God the angels audience us. So you gotta laugh at because you know, what I am hysterical. I need help. Your arm who's your mirror? Yeah. You know what I mean? Yeah. My mira. I think would be. On only their couple of I think one would be Queen Neff Atira is my mirror Queen had put as my mayor. Harriet Tubman is my mirror. Madame CJ Walker my mayor because I look at them not at the face of the color, but I look at the issues and their challenges and the grace and elegance with which they moved from among look at what I can learn, you know, Harriet Tubman had epilepsy. And it didn't stop her from taking the people on the underground railroad out of slavery. And you know, we got a pimple on phase and can't get to work on. How? Madame CJ Walker. You know, Tatas had a level of beauty and stuff. Not because she was shame of her naps, or because her hair wasn't acceptable. But because she was showing to take what you have and use it in a way that serves and supports people and put some dollars in your pocket. I like that under stand. So those are my mirrors when we look at the queens of the ancient old ways where they really weren't accepted where this Queen had the just like a man to be army to save her people come on now. So those are my mirror I like Barack Obama 'cause descendants of ideas all year. You know who else is a a mirror of Mineta only Amirah, but just anchor in Iraq is Susan Eltel. Mother Queen ceiling heart say my name. I know people think it was pro. But it wasn't. It was Susan l Taylor who put me on the cover of essence magazine in nineteen eighty eight Oprah saw me on the cover of Athens. You know? So that's another mirror for me. But quiet elegance. It's also what we like to call a receipt. Same all year received. I have I have one show where do receipt 'cause they told me, I guess I have received days. Okay. Cred Joliet area. She has three credits. What are they talking? Still here. My thing so much to say, I love your I love you. You love your beauty. I love the Joe had different perspectives and different approaches. And you know, how you work together and messed together. I love it. I really appreciate you want you to know that. Thank you. Thank you. Thank you. Special. Thanks, our guest Yama vans. And and be sure to talk to us y'all on use the hashtag. Yes. Girl podcast on all social platforms and Charlie has a little request. Can we get some more Applebee's? My lovely. Food for the soul. Good batter. Otherwise talk to us. We love apple review. It's meant awhile. And you know, I asked her five hundred years for Christmas, we got him. And now I want for twenty nineteen. Thank you, come through rash tag. Yes. Girl podcast.
Netflix Picks Up Madam CJ Walker Series from Octavia Spencer and LeBron James IGN Entertainment
"Buy specifically over Columbus Day weekend and finally once the school year is up and running it's a really, good tip from experts to actually pack your kid's lunch. Can save you a lot of money in the long run reporting. Live Olisa, Donovan RTD six Eliza thank you for those temps will most, IBS students don't go back to school until August six for the district's innovation network schools do head back to class this week with some of them starting today we're going. To tell you who those are students attend Ending. Edison school of the. Arts Purdue polytechnic high school and Thomas Greg neighborhood school they go back this morning and then tomorrow even Avon Dale meadows middle school starts, off the school year on. Wednesday it's the first day for. Kids going to cold spring school in urban act academy school fourteen and if you are sending the kids out to the bus stop today, they might want to bring that umbrella, along Todd absolutely you're going to need that umbrella off and on throughout the course, of the day today so you need it during all day parts here morning afternoon. And into the evening hours so make sure you have it handy. Not going to be dealing with any real heavy rainfall and severe weather. But these, showers will just continue to stream through at, times and here's where we stand right now and you notice most essential Indiana dealing with. Some showers there's some spots where there's no rain falling but still, probably a pretty. Damn feeling and then across the state line in Illinois there's a pretty good batch of rain that'll be sliding here in. Central Indiana as we work our way throughout the day so here are rain, chances from start to finish throughout the course of this This Monday nearly, one hundred, percent here. To the morning commute then as we go throughout. The course of the remainder of the day those rain chances you see are straight with us. Through the eleven o'clock hour and they continue into your Tuesday we'll talk, more about the rest of the work week here, coming. Up in just a few minutes all right Todd thank you a big announcement from net. Flicks it's wanting a series about an Indianapolis icon it will tell the story of Madame. CJ Walker she created a line of, hair care products for African American women that made her a millionaire and, she also began the development of the historic Walker feeder on. Indiana avenue before her death in nineteen nineteen the series on Madame Walker will be produced by. TV Spencer and LeBron James with Spencer also, set to star in this show it. Will be based on the biography on our, own ground by Madame Walker's great great granddaughter Alenia bundles eight release date has not been announced coming up.