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Ep 147: #TBT Self Made with A’Lelia Bundles
This goes out to all the boss ladies out there!
And it's about the boss lady who was the first millionaire in U.S. history. Did you know that Madam CJ Walker hosted one of her first Mary Kay-like conventions in 1917?
Do you know what date that was in history? Just on the heels of the so-called “Spanish Flu” the only other pandemic in American history, and much like the #bossbabes of today, she had to weather the storm with her business during her era’s own #covid19.
Other “did you knows”? Alex Hailey of the legendary book turned mini-series Roots was the first to option the story of Madam Walker, but he died before he could produce it.
Maya Angelou was one of the names floated to play in the movie. Ooooooohhhh... it gets deeper! This conversation with @aleliabundles will blow your mind! She is the author behind the book that inspired the @Netflix original #SelfMade with Octavia Spencer and Blair Underwood! And you know that series came with its own controversies. Hear about them straight from the source and why composite characters may work for Hollywood, but not always for the good of black history.
It streams later today on The Culture Soup Podcast®.