Madame Walker Theatre Center

As they watched construction of the block-long flatiron building brick by brick throughout 1927, African American residents of Indianapolis could scarcely contain their pride.

Madame Walker Theatre Center

Author: A'Lelia Bundles

Publisher: Arcadia Publishing

ISBN: 1439644136

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As they watched construction of the block-long flatiron building brick by brick throughout 1927, African American residents of Indianapolis could scarcely contain their pride. This new headquarters of the Madam C.J. Walker Manufacturing Company, with its terra-cotta trimmed facade, was to be more than corporate offices and a factory for what then was one of America’s most successful black businesses. In fact, it was designed as “a city within a city,” with an African Art Deco theater, ballroom, restaurant, drugstore, beauty salon, beauty school, and medical offices. Generations of African American families met for Sunday dinner at the Coffee Pot, enjoyed first-run movies and live performances in the Walker Theatre, and hosted dances in the Casino. Today, this National Historic Landmark is an arts center anchoring the Indiana Avenue Cultural District.

Madam C J Walker

In 1915, Madam Walker filed a lawsuit against the Central Amusement Company,
the owner of Indianapolis's Isis Theater, requesting damages after an incident of
blatant racial discrimination. The new theater had been open for barely one ...

Madam C J  Walker

Author: Erica L. Ball

Publisher: Rowman & Littlefield Publishers

ISBN: 1442260394

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Madam C. J. Walker—reputed to be America’s first self-made woman millionaire—has long been celebrated for her rags-to-riches story. Born to former slaves in the Louisiana Delta in the aftermath of the Civil War, married at fourteen, and widowed at twenty, Walker spent the first decades of her life as a laundress, laboring in conditions that paralleled the lives of countless poor and working-class African American women. By the time of her death in 1919, however, Walker had refashioned herself into one of the most famous African American figures in the nation: the owner and president of a hair-care empire and a philanthropist wealthy enough to own a country estate near the Rockefellers in the prestigious New York town of Irvington-on-Hudson. In this biography, Erica Ball places this remarkable and largely forgotten life story in the context of Walker’s times. Ball analyzes Walker’s remarkable acts of self-fashioning, and explores the ways that Walker (and the Walker brand) enabled a new generation of African Americans to bridge the gap between a nineteenth-century agrarian past and a twentieth-century future as urban-dwelling consumers.

Indianapolis Monthly

... Walker Building Legendary beauty- and hair- care-product manufacturer
Madam C.J. Walker dreamed of building her own building on her own ground. As
a result, the Walker Building, which now houses the Madame Walker Theatre
Center, ...

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Indianapolis Monthly is the Circle City’s essential chronicle and guide, an indispensable authority on what’s new and what’s news. Through coverage of politics, crime, dining, style, business, sports, and arts and entertainment, each issue offers compelling narrative stories and lively, urbane coverage of Indy’s cultural landscape.

Black History News Notes

TERE THE Walker Building The Walker building was erected in 1927 , eight
years after the death of Madam C . J . ( Sarah Breedlove ) Walker . ... For several
decades , it operated as the nerve center of Indiana Avenue , a busy corridor of
homes , businesses , churches , and ... a beauty school , a barber and beauty
shop , a pharmacy , a restaurant , meeting rooms , a ballroom , and the Walker
Theatre .

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Indianapolis Monthly

Madame Walker Theatre Center 617 Indiana Ave., 236-2099 Madame Walker
Theatre Center hosts its annual film festival May 15 through 24. Scheduled films
include Sugar Cane Alley, W.E.B. Du BoLi: Biography in Four Voices and Family
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Indianapolis Monthly is the Circle City’s essential chronicle and guide, an indispensable authority on what’s new and what’s news. Through coverage of politics, crime, dining, style, business, sports, and arts and entertainment, each issue offers compelling narrative stories and lively, urbane coverage of Indy’s cultural landscape.

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8 p.m. $20. Madame Walker Theatre Center. 940-9945. Indianapolis Chamber
Orchestra. Zing of the Heart Strings (April 22-23). Violinists David Chan, Deborah
Rodin, Larry Shapiro and Hidetaro Suzuki, along with pianist Zeyda Ruga Suzuki
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Indianapolis Monthly is the Circle City’s essential chronicle and guide, an indispensable authority on what’s new and what’s news. Through coverage of politics, crime, dining, style, business, sports, and arts and entertainment, each issue offers compelling narrative stories and lively, urbane coverage of Indy’s cultural landscape.

Madam C J Walker

At the Walker property at 617 Indiana Avenue in Indianapolis , the Walker theater
was in need of repair , and it became a $ 3 . 5 million ... Center . On October 14 ,
1988 , there was a celebration for the reopening of the Madam Walker Theatre .

Madam C J  Walker

Author: Della A. Yannuzzi

Publisher: Enslow Pub Incorporated

ISBN: 9780766012042

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A biography of the African-American woman who went from being a laundress to a self-made millionaire.

Indianapolis Monthly

Yellow Rose Carriage , 1327 North Capitol Ave . , 634 - 3400 , indycarriage . com
Madame Walker Theatre Center HISTORIC LANDMARKS FOUNDATON OF
INDIANA This group dedicated to preserving historic sites around the state ...

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Indianapolis Then Now

The Madam Walker Urban Life Center includes the majestic Madam Walker
Theatre Center , which seats about 950 people . The theater is decorated with
elaborate carvings celebrating African folklore and culture . The center opened in
1988 ...

Indianapolis Then   Now

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Explore Indianapolis, the vibrant heartland home of 790,000 people, with this visual journey through the past and present of America's 12th largest city. In 1820, Indiana statesmen gathered to plan a new state capital to be built on centrally located undeveloped lowland. Historic photographs placed side-by-side with current views of the same locations provide a visual tour of the beautiful city that began to flourish in the late 18th century. Included are perspectives on historic landmarks as well as modern sites such as Monon Trail and Circle Centre. Some of the historic sites pictured are the Indiana Statehouse, the Sailors and Soldiers Monument, Lockerbie Square, and the Federal Building. Lifelong Indianapolis native, Nelson Price, provides the lively and informative text.

Sister 2 Sister

In addition to being the Deputy Bureau Chief of the ABC News Washington
Bureau , she is the author of the young adult biography Madam C . J . Walker :
Entrepreneur . She is a board member of the Madam ( C . J . ] Walker Theatre
Center in ...

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Moving the Agenda Forward

At the Madam Walker Theatre Center in Indianapolis , where I'm on the board ,
last year we held our first annual Madam Walker Spirit Awards to honor women
entrepreneurs . Included in our awards criteria are not just financial success in ...

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Theatre Organ

A few years ago , a local philanthropy ( The Lilly Endowment ) underwrote the
complete restoration of the building and the theatre , and today is known as the
Madame ( sic ) Walker Theatre Center . It is listed on the National Register of
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Madam C J Walker

A critically acclaimed biography series of history's most notable African Americans includes straightforward and objective writing combined with important memorabilia and photographs.

Madam C J  Walker

Author: A'Lelia Perry Bundles

Publisher: Infobase Publishing

ISBN: 1604130725

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A critically acclaimed biography series of history's most notable African Americans includes straightforward and objective writing combined with important memorabilia and photographs.

African Studies Program Events

Madame Walker Theatre Center . 7 : 00 p . m . : Festival Pass $ 25 , individual
screening pass $ 3 . May 16 : Madame Walker Film Festival : " Zajota and the
Boogie Spirit " ( USA ) , " Facing the Facade " ( USA ) , " NightJohn " ( USA ) , and
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Encyclopedia of African American History 1896 to the Present From the Age of Segregation to the Twenty first Century Five volume set

Encyclopedia of African American History  1896 to the Present From the Age of Segregation to the Twenty first Century Five volume set

Author: Paul Finkelman

Publisher: Oxford University Press, USA

ISBN: 9780195167795

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Focusing on the making of African American society from the 1896 "separate but equal" ruling of Plessy v. Ferguson up to the contemporary period, this encyclopedia traces the transition from the Reconstruction Era to the age of Jim Crow, the Harlem Renaissance, the Great Migration, the Brown ruling that overturned Plessy, the Civil Rights Movement, and the ascendant influence of African American culture on the American cultural landscape.Covering African American history in all areas of U.S. history and culture from 1896 to the present, the Encyclopedia contains approximately 1,200 fully cross-referenced entries that are all signed by leading scholars and experts, making this five-volume set the most reliable and extensive treatment to be found on African American history in the twentieth century. The set also contains 500 images and roughly 640 biographies, as well as an entry on each of the fifty states. In addition to its comprehensive coverage of African Americans, the Encyclopedia also contains entries about key figures who affected the lives of African Americans in particular and Americans in general. Unrivalled in breadth and scope, this is the preeminent source of information on this topic and is destined to become a trusted reference source for years to come.

Heart Soul

1 The Empire That Madam Built by a'lelia bundles ong before Avon ladies and
Mary Kay consultants rang doorbells ... Stilll standing are her Indianapolis
headquarters , now known as the Madam Walker Theatre Center , and Villa
Lewaro ...

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Vital Issues

Eight per cent was the lowest. ... At the Madam Walker Theatre Center in
Indianapolis--where I'm on the board-- last year we held our first annual ...
Madam Walker's gift to the Senate Avenue YMCA in Indianapolis was a good
thing to do.

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Madam C J Walker s Road to Success

They mixed and sent products all over the world! I /U— J Although Madam
Walker was now wealthy, the unfair treatment of black people in the United States
still hadn't changed. One day, Madam Walker went to the movie theater to buy a
ticket ...

Madam C  J  Walker s Road to Success

Author: Donnette Black

Publisher: AuthorHouse

ISBN: 145202443X

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This is the story of Sarah Breedlove better known as Madam C.J. Walker who struggled to success through poverty and other misfortunes and yet became not only America's first self made female millionaire but also America's first African American millionaire. Through determination, faith and dedication she was able to not only make her own dreams come true, but become an inspiration and aide for many others as well.

Today s Black Woman

Walker was an early 20th century beauty product pioneer and one of the nation '
s first female millionaires . The first day of issue ceremony was held at the
Madame Walker Theatre Center in Indianapolis , Indiana and was dedicated by
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