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Robinson, A'Lelia Walker 1885-1931

Works: 14 works in 20 publications in 1 language and 1,144 library holdings
Genres: Biography  Documentary films  Nonfiction films  History  Biographical films 
Publication Timeline
Most widely held works by A'Lelia Walker Robinson
Two dollars and a dream( Visual )

1 edition published in 2000 in English and held by 20 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This is a biography of Madame C.J. Walker, the child of slaves freed by the Civil War, who became America's first self-made millionairess. By interweaving social, economic, and political history, it also offers a view of black America from 1867 to the 1930s. Mrs. Walker's fortune was built on skin and hair care products. She parlayed a homemade beauty formula into a prosperous business, marketing her products from coast to coast. Her daughter, A'Leilia Walker, was an important patron of the Harlem Renaissance. The two women lived in royal style, complete with a mansion and chauffeured limousines. This little known story is both entertaining and informative. It combines interviews, historical stills, and unique film footage including scenes from Harlem's famous Cotton Club. The film is punctuated with the music of Duke Ellington, Cab Calloway and other masters of that era
Hibernia "Bernia" Austin scrapbook by Hibernia Austin( )

in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

There are invitations to the weddings of Adam Clayton Powell, Jr. and Isabel Washington, Eva and Richard Des Verney and the daughters of Lester Walton, Samuel Battle, and William Pickens, as well as a page of birth announcements. There are a few letters from various politicians (mostly thanking her for her support) and other Harlem figures. With the exception of one clipping about Bernia Austin, the clippings deal with well-known black civic leaders, entertainers, and socialites
Audience Level
Audience Level
  Kids General Special  
Audience level: 0.26 (from 0.17 for A song for ... to 0.99 for A'Lelia Wa ...)

Rough amusements : the true story of A'Lelia Walker, patroness of the Harlem Renaissance's down-low culture : an urban historicalContemporary Black biography, Profiles from the international Black community
Alternative Names
A'Lelia Walker American businesswoman

A'Lelia Walker Amerikaans onderneemster (1885-1931)

A'Lelia Walker imprenditrice statunitense

Robinson A'Lelia Walker 1885-1931

Walker, A'Lelia 1885-1931

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English (20)