For Adults

The Madam Walker Story


03/12/2019


Learn the story of Madam C. J. Walker (1867 –1919), a philanthropist, entrepreneur and hair care industry pioneer as told from a different point of view. Learn about her early life and the rich legacy she created for women, African Americans and Indianapolis.

This special, one-character performance by Freetown Village will repeat every 30 minutes during the scheduled time. The program, suitable for children, is sponsored by The Penrod Society and the Center for Black Literature & Culture at Central Library.

Performances at the Center for Black Literature & Culture at Central Library:

The performances will repeat every 30 minutes during the scheduled time, 11:00am - 3:00pm.

Friday, March 1
Saturday, March 16
Friday, May 3
Friday August 2
Saturday, August 17
Friday, September 6
Friday, October 4
Friday December 6

Performances at Branches

The performances will repeat every 30 minutes during the scheduled time, 11:00am - 3:00pm.

Friday, April 5 - Wayne Branch
Saturday, June 8 - College Avenue Branch
Saturday, July 20 - Pike Branch
Saturday, October 19 Michigan Road Branch

Here is a photograph of one of the hair products developed and sold by Madam Walker. This artifact from The Children's Museum of Indianapolis is her formula for hair growth.