An Evening with Columbia Alumna A'Lelia Bundles at the Gantt Center


We are pleased to announce a special offer to all Columbia alumni from The Harvey B. Gantt Center in Charlotte. Join Columbia School of Journalism graduate and Board Trustee A’Lelia Bundles – the great-great-granddaughter of America’s first self-made female millionaire, Madam C.J. Walker – for The Family Collage, a lecture that will inspire you to become the keeper of your family’s history.  

The Gantt Center is offering the Gantt Center member ticket price ($10) to all Columbia alumni. No RSVP necessary.

Please visit to purchase tickets, and feel free to contact Bonita Buford, COO of the Gantt Center, if you have any questions or need additional information. 


The Gantt Center hosts A'Lelia Bundles – writer, public speaker and entrepreneur – for The Family Collage. This Heritage & History program is inspired by the recent commemoration of the 105th birthday of Charlotte-born Romare Bearden. Not only did Bundles once interview the renowned artist, but Bearden's and Bundles' maternal ancestors were close friends. As Bundles shares fascinating stories of both famous families, guests will gain insights and be inspired to collect family histories and keep family roots alive.


Author of three books, Bundles is currently at work on her fourth, The Joy Goddess of Harlem: A'Lelia Walker and the Harlem Renaissance, a biography of her great-grandmother, whose parties, friendships, global travel and arts patronage made her a central figure of an enchanted era of American history. A prior biography of her iconic great-great-grandmother, On Her Own Ground: The Life and Times of Madam C.J. Walker was named a New York Times Notable Book.

Bundles is president of the Madam Walker and A'Lelia Walker Family Archives. She also serves as chairman of the board of the National Archives Foundation and board trustee of Columbia University. She worked as a network television news executive and producer at both NBC News and ABC News.

October 11, 2016 at 6:30pm - 8:30pm

Harvey B. Gantt Center for African-American Arts + Culture

551 S Tryon St
Charlotte, NC 28202
United States

Bonita Buford, COO - Harvey B. Gantt Center