"Freetown Village is a living history museum with the mussion to educate thep ublic about African American lives and culture in Indiana through living history, exhibits, allied programs, and the colletion and preservation of artifacts." Today Freetown was presenting the Madame Walker Story created and presented by a special character to bring this history to life.
|Volunteers Preserving the Legacy of Madame Walker|
|Madame. Walker's "friend"|
Although she divorced and parted amicably from Mr. Walker, Madame retained the "Walker" name and saw to it that her products retained the brand name as they were so well known by then.
The Walker Theatre Center, once the location for manufacturing Madame Walker's hair care products, is listed as one of our National Historic Landmarks. "From our beautifully maintained main stage that has seen the likes of Ella Fitzgerald, Nat King Cole, Patti LaBelle, Michael Bolton, and Lena Horne perform, to our intimate Grand Casino Ballroom where local jazz greats like Gregg Bacon and Lonnie Lester entertain – the Walker building still stands strong…a beacon of pride, hope, and the beauty that lies in diversity. It’s presence and programming both ensure that we do not forget the significance of Madam CJ Walker, Indiana Avenue, or African-American cultural arts."
|Walker Theatre Centre|
It has been said that the ills of our society can only be cured if we give each other a chance, one-to-one, as we seek understanding and harmony. I felt such warmth for these two women, doing such good work one story at a time, that I'm convinced that belief is true. What thoughts or beliefs come to your mind?
The next free presentation of the Madame Walker Story will be Dec. 2 at the Madame Walker Heritage Center, 623 Indiana Ave. Indianapolis, on-going from 10:00 AM-2:00 PM. Schedule a program for your group, church or school.