Madam CJ Walker Webinar

Lessons from the Life of Madam C.J. Walker

Webinar, 7-8 pm Eastern, Wednesday, February 28, 2024.

Photo from the Collection of the Smithsonian National Museum of African American History and Culture, Gift of A'Lelia Bundles / Madam Walker Family Archives.

Join in a conversation with anthropologist Lewis C. Jones as we discuss the life and lessons of Madam C.J. Walker, a noted African American entrepreneur, philanthropist, and social activist who is one of the first American women to become a self-made millionaire. Madam C.J. Walker’s accomplishments would be amazing for anyone who lived from 1867 to 1919, but are even more impressive for an African American woman of her time. Her life of creativity, determination and service to others is an inspiration to us all.

During his graduate work at the Indiana University, Lewis C. Jones studied Madam C.J. Walker and participated in an archaeological study at her home and factory in Indiana. Lewis earned a master's degree in cultural anthropology and historical archaeology from the University of Indiana.

Lewis C. Jones

Today, Lewis teaches how perceptions can affect or create misconceptions and ideological beliefs as they relate to the issues on ethnicity and its value in shaping cultural and societal norms. He has previously served as an adjunct professor at Indiana University, Harrisburg Area Community College, and Gettysburg College. Lewis is a veteran of the U.S, Air Force and currently works fulltime for the American Legion in Pennsylvania.

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