Come celebrate a local historical icon and hero of the black community.
On today’s Indy Style, Storyteller Deborah Asante tells us about “Sarah The Dreambuilder, A Story Tracing the Rise of Madam C.J. Walker.”
- Madam C.J. Walker really has no equal. Becoming the first black female millionaire was no easy feat considering her humble beginnings and the racism/sexism of the era.
- With so many fascinating aspects of her story, Asante really had to use her storytelling talents to shape Madam Walker’s story.
- Netflix will drop the limited series “Self Made: Inspired by the Life of Madam C.J. Walker” on March 20 starring Octavia Spencer.
- Indianapolis should be really proud that Madam Walker chose to do business here, not only for the jobs for women, but for her philanthropic efforts.
- Audiences who buy a ticket for Asante’s story, “Sarah The Dreambuilder: A Story Tracing the Rise of Madam C.J. Walker” on Sunday, March 8th are invited to come early to see the “You Are There 1915: Madam C.J. Walker, Empowering Women” exhibit at Eugene and Marilyn Glick Indiana History Center from 2:30-4:00 p.m.
WHAT: Sharing Hoosier History through Stories presents: “Sarah The Dreambuilder, A Story Tracing the Rise of Madam C.J. Walker” told by Deborah Asante
In collaboration with Indiana Historical Society
In partnership with Madam Walker Legacy Center
WHEN: Sunday, March 8, 2020, 4:00-5:00 p.m. with reception to follow
“You Are There 1915: Madam C.J. Walker” exhibit will be open from 2:30-4:00 p.m. for ticket holders to view before the show.
WHERE: Frank and Katrina Basile Theater at Eugene and Marilyn Glick Indiana History Center,
450 W Ohio St., Indianapolis
COST: $15 in advance, $20 at the door, $15 for students with a valid ID. Tickets can be purchased online at Storytellingarts.org or by calling 317-232-1882.
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